Hussein Chalayan, Echoform, autumn / winter 1999-00
Chalayan developed ranges of knitwear in the late 1990s (with the assistance of Winni Lok) which have become a permanent feature of the catwalk. At first glance, the knitwear appears very traditional, but often there is a twist. An extreme example is this fully fashioned wool/cashmere dress, which from the front appears straightforward, but is in fact backless with an integrated skirt.
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