Hussein Chalayan


Can you imagine wearing a coffee table as a skirt? It seems impossible but British fashion designer Hussein Chalayan created such a thing for his Fall/Winter 2000-01 collection. The highlights of the show were the last few pieces that worked as both clothing and furniture. The chair covers were used as dresses while the chairs themselves were folded into suitcases, but the final piece that won the loudest applause from the audience was the table that was lifted and turned into a skirt. This collection remains to be one of the best examples of innovation in the field of design 17 years later. To create something that’s stylish and multifunctional at the same time requires talent in both aesthetic and functional product design, and Hussein Chalayan is an exceptional fashion designer who excels in both. Multipurpose products are useful for anybody living in a limited amount of space, especially for…