Hussein Chalayan channeled crisp Alpine landscapes and German fairy tales into a polished and approachable lineup for pre-fall. “It’s about redefining our wardrobe and developing it,” said Hussein Chalayan. His design language included actual words as decorative effect. Phrases of old German fairy tales were turned into prints and jacquards on knitwear, jackets, a skirt and a cotton button-down shirt. Other than the wordplay, Chalayan kept his signature conceptual antics to a minimum — in fact, the lineup felt quite minimal.
Draped and folded crepe dresses, long and short, came in black, red, dusty rose and navy. Outerwear was more structured, such as a black, blanket wool overcoat and leather jackets with interesting sleeves paired with high-waisted, carrot-shaped leather pants with front piping.