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If there was one collection that really jumped out at me for Spring Summer 09 it was Hussein Chalayan. The collection was full of fluid like dresses and suits which were moulded in latex and looked like they were dripping from the models bodies. The collection also featured handpainted designs on the clothes that was inspired by crushed cars. Some where there was supposed to be a message (I think) about how we are moving too fast are going to crash, not very cheerful. But for me this message did not really come across, just the amazing visual art / fashion created by Hussein. The clothes managed to capture motion in a very clever way but were also graceful, sexy and incredibly gorgeous. I loved them so much that I am not even going to think about the practicalities of sitting down in such an outfit.