Everyone in Topshop HQ has had a rather large fashion crush on designer Hussein Chalayan for as long as we can remember. We love his beautiful dresses and immaculate tailoring, we salute his technological innovations and we find ourselves swept away by the stories behind his collections - his intertwining of society and art.
So we were first in line when his collaboration opened at the Lisson Gallery. The installation, called I Am Sad Leyla (Üzgünüm Leyla) seeks to unearth the ideas and identities of art and clothing and will be accompanied by a film piece as well as a resounding Turkish soundtrack and Chalayan's flair for showmanship. It’s on until October 2nd and we have it in our diaries as an absolute must-see!