When you thought that this Paris Fashion Week couldn’t get any better, it does.
Designer Hussein Chalayan’s Paris Fashion Week show started off like any other with two models strutting down the catwalk, only to pose suddenly on small podiums which were positioned in the centre of the catwalk as if waiting for something. What came next was incredible.
The models, who were wearing white thigh-length jackets, were suddenly doused by a shower of water and their clothes which, as if by magic, began to dissolve, revealing delicate garments underneath.
The presentation which was part of the Chalayan Spring Summer 2016 show, took place earlier today at the Salle Melpomène at Paris’ Palais des Beaux-Arts.
Chalayan is renowned for his experimental fashion designs. His previous collections have included two-in-one dresses that transform with a single tug and garments that emit laser beams. The rest of the collection comprised black-and-white designs, floral patterns, and red and camel-coloured outfits made from lightweight fabrics.
The Cyprus-born British designer, who opened his first store in London’s Mayfair, celebrated his 21st year in business this year which also coincided with his store opening.