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Flashback Friday: Hussein Chalayan Spring/Summer 2007 Collection

Back in 2007, designer Hussein Chalayan debuted a collection of garments that, even viewed 8 (!) years later, seem impressively fresh and futuristic.

Using robotics and early-stage wearable technologies, he displayed a line of clothes, dresses, and accessories that feature shifting hemlines, waistlines, necklines, sleeves, and even one memorable onstage pattern change. It’s easy to see how clothes like these could revolutionize the idea of a day-to-night, work-to-cocktail dress – flip a switch or press a button and a demure sheath dress with a ruched skirt becomes a glamorous floor-length cocktail dress with an entirely different waistline and even possibly pattern.

The entire show is worth watching, and it begs the question: if this was possible in haute couture years ago, why haven’t we seen this in made-to-measure yet?

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