Jamie Wei Huang catwalk show report A/W 2015 for LFW
Launching her label a mere two years ago, Jamie Wei Huang is an emerging modern designer whose youthful outlook and early education in fine art have distinguished her within the fashion industry. Despite just starting out, Wei Huang has already been awarded Designer for Tomorrow in 2013, Vogue Italy International Scout award and Elle New Talent in Taiwan where she was raised. On top of these achievements, Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane can be counted amongst those she has worked under. It is these experiences that add to her remarkability and have undoubtedly influenced her A/W 2015 collection.
Titled Nymphomaniac, it is clear that Huang intended to break societal expectations. The atmosphere was set by heavy metal music blaring through speakers and models appeared with wet, unruly hair. Next presented was a hybrid of heavy leather, large silver chains and fringing. The colours were kept to primarily monochrome with pops of bold blue hues to create a focal juxtaposition. This mix exuded an edgy yet seductive vibe that played into Huang’s intent to encapsulate the libidinous, masculine side of the modern woman.
Maintaining the idea of contrasts, the music changed to a classically whimsical piece, as did the garments – Huang had propelled us into femininity. Delicate furs in neutral tones, tailored jackets and sequined jumpers prevailed this part of the collection. Despite exploring themes of sensitivity and love here, it was equally as strong when compared to Huang’s interpretation of masculinity.
The provocative nature of Nymphomaniac establishes the reasons behind her success as a rising designer. Having already developed a signature style and the ability to transcend her audience into the story told through her designs, Huang will only become more significant.
Photos: Rosie Yang