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J Brand + Hussein Chalayan


Legging Jean


The much anticipated collaboration between Hussein Chalayan, master of ‘the art’ of fashion design, and J Brand is currently available at Barney’s New York.  Most would expect something extraordinary from Chalayan, knowing his chimerical aesthetics, but the outcome of his capsule collection for J Brand is a carefully controlled take on three trends that dominate the market place; the boyfriend jean – lovingly named the Beau jean ($247), the skinny jean – appropriately named the Legging jean ($249), and the harem style jean named the Circuit ($257), because, I am guessing, you need to be styling to work it in the fashion circuit and harem style pants continue to be hot amongst the edgy fashionistas!

It is no surprise that at the private dinner party to launch the collaboration at Hotel Griffou, hosted by Chalayan and J Brand, the who’s who of both the fashion and art worlds came together along with future designer to be, Kanye West, and his muse/girlfriend Amber Rose.  The line-up of guests included  Vogue Editor – Sally Singer, Vogue Associate Publisher – Lottie Oakley (looking gorgeous as ever from my days at Vogue), John Currin, Rachel Feinstein, Hope Atherton and Chanel Iman, to name a few.


View the video of Chalayan’s line for J Brand


–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Aug 06 2009 in Uncategorized
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