Hussein Chalayan presented a collection peppered with cleverly radical garments that, appropriately, are offered in-store to both genders. Even more appropriately, many of these garments acknowledged the lineage of male aggression and female resistance via one central reference, the ancient Roman story of the mass abduction and rape of the Sabines—a subject much portrayed in Renaissance art. This grim starting point was reflected in the collars and shoulders on jackets and trenches that hung way back on the body as if the wearer had been freshly wrenched away.


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