HUSSEIN CHALAYAN RELAUNCHING MEN’S LINE
Cyprus born, British based designer, Hussein Chalayan has announced that he will be relaunching a line for men for spring 2015. Consisting of 22 looks, “Moor’s Chorus” is the designer’s return to menswear designs after a long wait. After cutting ties with Italian manufacturer Gibo eight years ago, Chalayan’s menswear work was limited. Known for his innovative, elegant ready-to-wear designs and beautiful draping, Chalayan is excited to delve back into designing for men.
In the words of the designer himself, the line is all done in lightweight fabrics, but is still smart and casual with both structured and slouchy elements, as well as many different textures and prints.
“I missed men’s wear, and this has been on the cards for a long time. We had a really good following, especially in the worlds of art and architecture, and our costumers haven’t stopped asking about it. Some are still wearing their old clothes,” the designer said.
The collection will be manufactured in Italy. Prices range from 140 euros, or $190, for a T-shirt to 600 euros, or $816, for outerwear. Sweaters are priced at about 350 euros, or $476, and dress shirts are priced at 230 euros, or $313.
The designer, proud of his collection asserts that: “It’s clothing I would wear. And the fit is important – we worked a lot on that.” While there are no plans to showcase the collection on the runway, fans of the designer are eager to see what he has conjured up for men this spring!