Hussein Chalayan

Fashion pack in their element as good sports make for the mall to party with Puma

Get ready to elbow your way for some stylish sneakers before they fly off the shelves - luxe sportswear is hitting big this season.

Tuesday, 13 September, 2011, 12:00am

Back to the future with Chalayan

Anyone who says fashion is superficial is clearly not familiar with the work of Hussein Chalayan. The London-based Cypriot designer, whose creations hang in the most chic boutiques, works with aerodynamics experts, Formula One carmakers and lighting specialists to create clothes that appear to have come from the future.

25 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Opening Ceremony

Where? Opening Ceremony is on Howard Street in New York's SoHo district. The neighbourhood is full of chic boutiques, designer flagships and hip restaurants, so don't be surprised if you run into incognito supermodels and celebrities as well as busloads of tourists visiting the area.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Ruby Leung


Designer: Hussein Chalayan. 'His catwalk shows are more than just a clothes parade. This past season, he played with laser lights.'

Perfume: Stella McCartney in Two. 'The design of the bottle is attractive and the scent is French floral.'

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Des Kohan

Where? Des Kohan is housed in a 1920s warehouse in the mid-city neighbourhood of Los Angeles known as Miracle Mile. Owner Desiree Kohan avoided the trendier and busier Robertson Boulevard so she could provide customers with one-on-one service.

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Quick change

Anyone who saw Hussein Chalayan's spring/summer 2007 runway show might have doubts about wearing hi-tech dresses that electronically change shape. Rest assured, however, that those pieces of fashion wizardry, crafted by the team responsible for the hippogriff in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, will remain showpieces.

29 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

style meter


Nude (right) New year, new colour.

Golden oldies So called 'non trendy' items such as pashminas and Uggs may have been ticked off fashionistas' lists but they are still as good as gold in Style Meter's books.

Futuristic fashion The new season's mantra as seen at hip labels such as Balenciaga, Lanvin and Hussein Chalayan.

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Hussein Chalayan

An insider's guide to your favourite fashion brands

7 Jun 2006 - 12:00am



9 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Old meets new

Ultra modern and funky accessories may be a favourite among celebrities and fashionistas, but nothing beats good old-fashioned luxury. Hong-kongers will have the chance to view fine craftsmanship when Tanner Krolle, one of London's premier leather-goods houses, debuts at the Harvey Nichols store opening in Central next month.

14 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Via Bus Stop

The low-down: This multi-brand lifestyle-cum-department store has been dubbed the Japanese Barneys New York (despite the fact that Barneys already exists in Japan). There are 17 freestanding stores throughout Japan as well as corners in department stores such as Mitsukoshi. There are also Via Bus Stop jeans and accessory corner stores.

20 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Annette Ishida

Who? Annette Ishida confesses to being a recluse, preferring her own company to the social scene. Her curiosity about clothing began when she realised it could serve two purposes: show off the body or hide it.

29 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Fashion people

Barney's fan

4 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

A user's guide to fashion

Costume shop

8 Oct 2000 - 12:00am


Forget dancing on table tops. Now you can dance with them. From the mad, mad mind of Hussein Chalayan - the cerebral Cypriot who transforms home furnishings into fashion - comes this coffee table-cum-crinoline for autumn. What to wear with it? A couple of coasters and a great pair of legs.

11 Aug 2000 - 12:00am