The union of Fashion and Technology has been way much more controversial and difficult than the one with Arts. There’s usually a feeling of Circus and child-like entertainment when a garment is wired, like watching rigid, cyborg-like clothing that being as innovative as it can be, you would never wear.
But Hussein Chalayan has the ability to show beautiful dresses that move, change and undress themselves in a way that makes you believe there could be a day where you could actually be all wired up AND feel gorgeous at the same time. It´s not that he sells these amazing pieces now, but shows the right way to go in this matter. He is excited by science, fascinated by world politics, and recognizes the fact that the way we dress is a reaction to the times we live in.