Renowned fashion designer Hussein Chalayan (1970) was born in Cyprus. He is a graduate of the Türk Maarif Koleji in Nicosia. In 1978, he and his family moved to England where he became a British citizen. In England, he went to Warwickshire School of Arts and later to Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London where he graduated from as a designer in 1993. Hussein Chalayan has received several awards and honours and is a two time recipient of the British Designer of the Year award.