Born in Nicosia, Cyprus and educated both in Cyprus and England, Chalayan graduated from Central St. Martins with a BA (Honours) degree in Fashion. His senior sophomore collection was featured in the eponymous window of Browns in London. In 1994, Chalayan founded his own label, showcasing his twice-yearly collections in highly curated shows that explore politically, socially and technologically challenging subjects. He fuses his design concepts into his design process. His practice is not rooted in history, streets, myths or legend, but reflects a future-gazing thinking. He is using his fashion design to convey the possibility of the evolution of human civilization and the image that human can be off the ground to exploring in the universe. Apart from each year's womenswear and menswear colletion themselves, Chalayan's solo exhibition of the colletions are highly acclaimed by The Design Museum in London, Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Istanbul Modern and Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.Plus, he was also listed as one of the ‘25 most influential talents in the industry’ by the British Fashion Council and was credited one of its ‘100 Most Influential Innovators of the 21st Century' by Times Magazine. Chalayan joined the notSHOWROOM in 2019.