People in design: Hussein Chalayan becomes Professor at the HTW Berlin
Time and again, his fashion, his idea of clothing, his shows, his exhibitions and his communication of his own designs and ideas attract considerable attention – and not only in the fashion industry. Hussein Chalayan, who was born in Nicosia in 1970, is not only a fashion designer, conceptual artist and entrepreneur with high intellectual standards, he also ranks among the avant-garde of his profession. With a degree from Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London, attained in 1993, Chalayan’s designs and shows not only tackle and illustrate the impact that culture has on materials and technologies, but also the political aspects of fashion. Chalayan has been appointed professor of fashion design at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW Berlin) for the winter semester 2019/20. There, he will teach design fundamentals and processes, using applied interdisciplinary research and practice-oriented international cooperation projects to move the subject in a new direction.