Hussein Chalayan, A/W 2004-05 Sherpa Lined High Neck Skirt Jacket
This collection named ‘Anthropology of Solitude’ looked to use the garments to propose the combination of elements of the biological, national and universal self. He aimed to hone in on the already stark contradictions rooted inside the existing social structures. Focusing on the technology within the time of production, Chalayan chose to use the Sony Walkman as an example to show the autonomy of the growing technological drive in society, he did so by issuing a pocket measured exactly for the device.
Here we have a wonderful women's item that encapsulated Hussein's design ethic at its core, using a vintage cotton drill fabric and shep lining for added warmth, we see a button closure running up to the high collar, able to be styled multiple ways. The most notable detail is the skirted pockets running round the entirety of the jacket, layering the jacket as to give the illusion of another garment.