Forget about paisley dresses and giant platform heels, even though they kinda made a comeback in 2007. British/Turkish Cypriot designer Hussein Chalayan understands that in the future, clothes will no longer be static. They will disappear, shrink, stretch, and light up while you wear them so that people don't get bored of looking at you all night. Elegance will be redefined by metamorphosis, not chiffon. And it really doesn't matter if nobody can see your pretty face, as long as your dress lights up the room with its LEDs.


This and other works by Chalayan are currently on view at the Space for your Future exhibit in Tokyo. Images by Getty

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