From A to Y
Few are quite as conversant withthe language of fashion as Hussein Chalayan. It is no wonder, then, that the British fashion designer's retrospective - currently on show at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art - is based on the alphabet. This certainly does not mean, though, that the order of the characters is set in stone. Nor, indeed, that a final end point is visible. Chalayan's language incorporates the body, space, image, music, text and textiles, functioning on the borders of what can be said.