June 23, 2014 London
That unlikely subject matter ("The sensuality of something you eat," was the designer's rationale) didn't quite hit the spot. A print made from an aerial view of irrigation systems sounded equally unpromising but was abstract enough that it resembled a summery mosaic. That peculiar cerebral/sensual alchemy is Chalayan's signature. It was also visible here in the unusual shapes and complex cuts that looked as easy as pie once they were on the body. But cerebral took a definite backseat to sensual with Chalayan's torso-limning bustier in bonded cady silk.