Hussein Chalayan Fall Winter 2015: Murder on the Orient Express

Dear Shaded Viewers,

it was a very unxpected surprise to discover that the inspiration for Hussein Chalayan Fall Winter Collection was the famous Agatha Christie’s novel “Murder on the Orient Express”. The reference is subtle and not so immediate, it is however a journey into a desirable wardrobe that starts to the East to arrive to the West. The catwalk becomes the plot where to meet the first class passengers as well as all the others characters or member of the train’s staff. From fluid and deconstructed tailoring to workwear with exaggerated sleeves and mary-jane shoes, from incredible long dresses with embroideries (some seemed to trace the silhouette of a 30's style woman, Agatha herself?) and faux fur to gowns with pleated drapes that include the mechanics of drawstring curtains, some of them also with shiny silver and gold textures. A dress for each compartment of the train, for each part of the story. A much more elegant dress for the fatal night of the murder, a cloche sculpted hat till leather oversize suits as well as sporty jackets with snow peaked mountains prints for the coldest nights. The color palette is basic: camel, white, black and grey, just a touch of red. From darkness to light his signatures styles are there to be loved, his trasformable design is back again in all his glory, with much more glamour than before.



Giorgia Cantarini

Fashion has always been her true calling since she started working as fashion editor and stylist with publications of the likes of Made05, Rolling Stone, Grazia, Glamour,, i-d,,, La Repubblica and Hunger, always cultivating a side interest in artistic perfumery and everything curious, from travels to music, from food to digital. She is also contributor for VOGUE ITALIA for the talents section and Esquire Italy. Her passion lies in discovering new fashion trends, emerging designers and interviewing interesting people all over the world. She also has started to work as stylist for shows and presentations, among the brands Giorgia works with you can find: Situationist, Ssheena, Ellassay, Birkenstock. Diane Pernet is her mentor and one of the most important people in Giorgia’s life.