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Sacha Walckhoff recognised the roots of Paris fashion house Christian Lacroix this season with heavy trinket trunk embellishment and a take on the sack suit in a combination of loose tailoring and heavy expression.

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Central Saint Martins Graduate, Phoebe English, has been named this years Vauxhall Fashion Scout Merit Award Winner following her participation in the Ones to Watch show.

Phoebe English

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Noted hair extraordinaire Charlie Le Mindu is commonly associated with his boundary pushing designs through the use of unorthodox material. His latest collaboration, with ready to wear high street brand Aqua, combines hard working graphic tees with a touch of post-modernism.

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Belgium designer Ann Demeulemeester has, for the time time ever, created a capsule collection exclusively for The Corner.

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The term recession doesn’t fit well with a brand that sets its sights on ultimate luxury. Cigars, sequins and laser cut leather appear throughout a collection set to ignore any warning from Brussels and prove itself a war ship amongst stormy financial seas.

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The British Fashion Council announces the new category of ‘New Establishment’ today, ahead of the British Fashion Awards this evening.

Erdem

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Below: The Hussein Chalayan ‘Panoramic’  shoot executed in co-operation with Becks.
Styling beautifully performed by Claudia Bothe, and assisted by myself, Joshua Drew.

Note credits.
Further note that copyright is exclusive to SHOWStudio, Becks & CHALAYAN LLP.

Hussein Chalayan lies under a misty blanket of his previous success. Geometrics, One hundred and eleven and Afterwords but to name a few. Such collections have been a spellbound of scientifically outstanding dynamics, pushing the boundaries of fashion design and blurring the line between technological advances and fine art.

Chalayan’s collaboration with Swarovski has seen further experimentation with light and crystals as well as density through reflection, leading the way for a more conceptual approach.

The designer, labelled by many as the ‘mad-scientist’ of fashion design has spoken firmly regarding his versatility. Clothes, to him, are still items to be worn. Yet design is not diluted to make way for practicality as demonstrated in a fusion of ivory and floral prints in his latest Spring Summer 2012 collection, ‘Sip’.

The house of Chalayan has toyed, for some time now, with the idea of motion and movement. Apparent in the latest collaborative design with Puma as well as being the inspiration for his most recent fragrance launch in collaboration with Comme des Garcons, ‘Airborne’. This idea was once again explored through the idea of floating dresses. Clinically white chiffon insert dresses framed periodic floral prints in a contemporary fusion.

Insert dresses were also showcased featuring neanderthal inspired prints of hunting framed against a backwash of intricate and detailed rock formations.

Electrifyingly reflective metallic formed tailored circle shorts whilst wilting sun hats rounded off a collection strongly directed towards a more exotic climate.

The pleated Bark skirt was also revisited by the house this season, paired with asymmetric cut out jackets in an array of light apricot, sorbet lime and black adding an expected conceptual edge to an otherwise practical and intelligent design.

Whilst prints surrounded floral patterns this season the house translated the idea of motion and speed through embroidery. Featured on waistcoats and sleeveless dresses the brush stroked print laid on a backdrop of black, emphasising the radically generous colour pallet.

Since announcing the design house would be dropping its first name in preference of Chalayan last summer Hussein has demonstrated a more practical approach towards ready to wear designs yet his ambitious and individual perspective on shape, sound and movement allow the technical genius of fashion to merge conceptual design and practicality without compromising on inhouse values and a consistent beautiful aesthetic.

 

 

[images courtesy of gorunway.com]

Lady GaGa introduces the first of her five, to be, fashion films promoting the artistic work behind the videos and shining a spotlight on designers and their in house teams.
Here, GaGa wears a one-off creation by studio Chalayan.

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