Chalayan Spring Summer 2018 Womenswear Collection — Entitle

17 Sep 2017

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

 

The feeling of missing out from the exchange of digital information and the ‘like’ culture is creating an increasing sense of despair amongst many of us, where more than ever the sense of self worth seems to be determined by opinion of others. Whilst fear of missing out can have tragic weakening consequences, in contrast to this condition, same desperate individuals can also have an unquestionable sense of entitlement in every facet of life.

The new Chalayan collection, a reaction to the above, encapsulates a sense of despair seen within digital culture combined with a neo sense of Entitlement seen amongst the same waves of individuals.

Digital communication for instance (in an attempt to slow it down) is emulated by embroideries on plants, where each individual will need to wait to see the message of the other after his personal embroidery message is complete. On the other hand a sense of entitlement is represented with re definition of the self by framing the body with accessories and by various cutting techniques, as well as an embroidery made with ‘post it’ markers which marks the entitled individuals’ selection process of details within the collection, a comment perhaps on how entitled authority seems to evolve around selection rather than production.

In the light of above, Chalayan sartorial element in tailoring will pivot the collection to the core values of the house where structure and fluidity work together.

Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R