Hussein Chalayan is discovering new means with textures these days, conspicuously over what he calls “the language of leather.” His major brand alliance, with leather specialist VSP, Vespucci Group Company was exposed this week Paris at the inaugural of the Turkish label’s sleek, a little innovative new space in the Marais.
Hussein Chalayan greets alliance with open arms. He combines his part as creative director of Puma with his own namesake brand, through which his challenging work has recognized Chalayan as a viciously intellectual and theoretically pioneering fashion force.
‘It was fascinating as I supposed: “I’m going to propose ideas and see how they react”‘, says Chalayan, viewing a hint of his recalcitrant element. However he was self-assured in the autonomy VSP would give him, a basic component to any efficacious partnership. ‘I consider it’s significant for all designers to do collaborations for the reason that you grow’, he clarifies. ‘In my estimation it undoes your mind to other conducts of thinking. It’s healthy for you make a new item for consumption that you would not ever do on your own.’
In the state of affairs of VSP, a Vespucci Group company that makings leather goods, conglomerate is equally vibrant to enduring applicable. VSP creative director Kadri Soygul summaries that functioning with a strong designer like Chalayan gives vitality to the brand, also accumulating the prominence of the architect he specially made to create the brand’s new two-floor merchandizing space & leather collection.
Accommodated within a chronological Marais building with an arched entrance and a glass frontage, Istanbul-based architect Han Tumertekin’s new boutique marries mutual parties’ images. ‘It was big partnership of up-to-date minds’, says Soygul, for whom it was vital that the two levels fondled as one.
Chalayan’s recently extended vocabulary now includes a compactly modified capsule for this winter leather with shearling on a Perfecto, or wool with shearling on a crafty dress that can decompress into a tulip skirt for more capacity.
An extensive leather collection is on the mode for spring, in shades of stone, white, coal, and pale pink. Chalayan explicates on volume and flexibility by proposing double-end zippers and mingling soft, summer-weight leather with canvas. Laser-cut perforations are additional existing, on a honeycombed white zip-up vest, the skirt of a soft gray leather swing, or layered over a structured linen jacket.
Chalayan added, “It’s about playing with natural variability and arrangement in a way that doesn’t feel mandatory’’.