Today's dose of Vogue UK tells us that not only are Lazaro and Jack coming out with their first full-range of shoes (two months...), but now, so is Hussein Chalayan. So far, we're picturing 8-inch tall platforms, heels that double as swords and boots that may or may not transport models to another dimension. We're thinking it'll be kind of like Gareth Pugh's shoes for this Fall go on Star Trek, but we'll all have to wait until the Fall 09 shows in February to see.
Enter the World of Hussein Chalayan
LONDON--Possibly the only thing more death-defying than the leap from model to actress is the rarely attempted feat of fashion designer-turned-artist. But for two time "British Designer of the Year" and creative director of PUMA, Hussein Chalayan, these acrobatics are child's play. The Cypriot-born, London-raised designer first came to fashion by way of architecture, not surprising for those familiar with the tremendous technical construction and futuristic materials he is best known for. Think airplane wings, folding table, foam molded car crashes and yes, I am talking about dresses. Chalayan's firs solo art exhibit entitled "I am Sad Leyla" is currently showing at London's Lisson Gallery through October 8. (Definitely stop by in if you're in town for London Fashion Week.)