Cursing, voodoo and superstition were the main themes for Hussein Chalayan’s Spring Summer 2002 Medea collection, with the main source of inspiration coming from a book called The Dictionary of Superstition. Chalayan balances high-concept experimentation with urban practicality in this show characterised by deconstructed panels, zippered layers and off-kilter silhouettes.
This conceptual piece encapsulates the show entirely, featuring the distinct deconstructed panels on both the bottom hem and neckline. The asymmetric nature of the jacket along with the contrasting materials gives it a unique appearance that could not be repeated. This zipped jacket features a press stud neck and pocket details on the arm, front and inside of the garment. The layering of materials almost gives the jacket a paper-like aesthetic, fitting with the designer's history who once made an airmail dress. This piece is a genuine time capsule highlighting the nature of Chalayan’s work earning its spot as a part of the permanent collection.