Hussein Chalayan

Hussein Chalayan

Swarovski’s partnership with fashion’s most experimental designer began in 2006 when he designed Repose, a conceptual art installation for Swarovski Crystal Palace, and a spectacular jeweled collar for Swarovski Runway Rocks. In his six seasons with the Swarovski Collective, he produced some of the most groundbreaking showpieces in recent fashion history. Chalayan’s experiments with crystal led to the creation of the LED Dress in Autumn/Winter 2007, featuring 15,600 LEDs layered behind the Swarovski crystal components; the extraordinary Lazer Dress for Spring/Summer 2008; and Kaikoku, a floating dress that released 50 crystal ‘pollen spores’ in Autumn/Winter 2011. Swarovski proudly supported the designer’s retrospective at Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris in 2011.