Ready-to-wear latex, fashion and Hussein Chalayan

Hussein Chalayan latex dressesThis guy is fantastic. He uses latex very smartly. But if in one of his previous collections latex stockings could be theoretically replaced with metallic lycra ones, no other material can replace molded latex in Hussein’s Spring Summer 2009 pret-a-porte. It’s just not possible. Only rubber can be used to create these aerodynamic dresses. Moreover, latex is pretty invisible here, it looks like fabric (hand-painted with images of crashed cars), it looks like thin light airy material despite the heavy boning and centimeters thick layers. No shine. Latex as the media not as the goal.

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