Hussein Chalayan, Echoform collection, autumn/winter 1999–2000. Chalayan developed ranges of knitwear in the late 1990s (with the assistance of Winni Lok) which have become a permanent feature of the catwalk. At first glance, the knitwear appears very traditional, but often there is a twist. An extreme example is this fully fashioned wool/cashmere dress which from the front appears straightforward, but is in fact backless, with an integrated skirt.
Knitwear in Fashion by Sandy Black