Hussein Chalayan: storyteller and technology wizard

Hussein Chalayan: storyteller and technology wizard

Hussein Chalayan is probably the only fashion designer awarded by the prestigious Time magazine as one of its ‘100 most Influential Innovators of the 21st century’. This Central Saint Martins graduate works across design, science, technology and art to develop his collections and show pieces. He uses them to tell stories related pretty much to…

Manus x Machina, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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Manus x Machina, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Manus (hand) and machina (machine) are often seen as the opposites. It’s either one or the other. The hand-made symbolises craftsmanship, tradition, individuality, exclusivity. Machine-made is mass, fast, modern, progressive. The Industrial Revolution of XVIII-XIX centuries was one of the most important steps for the industry and society. Modern production methods replaced manual workforce and lead…