Hussein Chalayan's fashion shows
Hussein's theme for this season was sun worship and celebrity and he chose to use lasers to symbolise this in his dresses. Challenging as ever we integrated more than 200 moving lasers in two dresses and a jacket with an additional 60 lasers in a large hat. The lasers are held on the dresses by tiny brass hinges that were custom made from etched sheet material and they are moved by very small servo motors.
Below some photographs from the making of this season's pieces.
In addition to two new mechanical dresses the design brief was to create two video dresses that would show video sequences across the entire surface of the dress. There were just 4 weeks from the go ahead to the show, demanding a very pragmatic approach: no exotic components or materials, just off the shelf components and standard manufacturing techniques.
Hussein's show contained 6 transforming dresses that covered fashion history from ca 1900 until now.
Click here for a video of the Paris show.
The hat ate my dress! Honestly...