Hussein Chalayan interview with

Hussein Chalayan is one of our favourite designers. Have a look at our exclusive interview we did with him a few months ago in London.

- Can you remember your first experience, or impression of the Fashion industry?
I started my label in March 1994. I am constantly renewing myself, which keeps me energized. Whilst evolving my company I have also taken up consultancies, exhibited work in museums and galleries and made short films within my career.

- Not being from London, how profound was the effect of studying in London on you?
As there was a lot of back and forth from Cyprus when I was a younger, so if you add it up, I have spent more years here, so I am really Londoner. It has fed my sensual and historical curiosity, but the pursuit of fashion design has come from London.

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