February 09, 2000
British designer Hussein Chalayan is known for his exacting attention to detailwhich is present in both his signature line and his designs for TSE. This season, Chalayan turned out a series of color-blocked lookspale gray, rose, taupe, grass and cobalt blue turned up in asymmetric jackets, ribbon-hem skirts and corduroy pants with leather trim. There were also a few sweet cotton and silk dresses with embroidered tulle overlay, and cashmere map-print sweaters. It was a tranquil, reposed collection that artfully explored the interaction between color and shape.