By  on February 15, 2019

LONDON — One of fashion’s great storytellers and conceptual creators, Hussein Chalayan has always tried to link his designs to history, art, architecture, technology, and popular culture. He was the man who created the telescopic coffee table skirt and the video dress, the one who sent wired, self-transforming creations down the runway.

When he’s not working with wires or wood or LED lights, he’s thinking about history and the human experience. His 2019 resort collection was partly inspired by the myth of the Abduction of the Sabine Women, with the collars on suit jackets made to look as if someone had yanked them downward in a bid to make off with the wearer. Those designs showcased his cerebral leanings, as well as his virtuoso cutting and sculpting skills.

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