Contemporary feels and clean lines are what I am living for atm and if the LFW showcases showed us anything, those sports luxe shapes are going nowhere. Jamie Wei Huang has always been one of my highlights since my first fashion week over three years ago, and this season did not disappoint. Bold colours, effortless shirting, bell sleeves with knitwear to die, need I say more?
The Story of the collection starts in the 80’s, looking back to fun, old, romanticised times with Johnny Ramone esq haircuts and exaggerated shapes. Angular appliques ontop of classic tailoring were an important factor within this collection and let's just say this is something I am wanting to replicate within my wardrobe as soon as possible. We all know the polo neck is one of my personal favourite silhouettes but this collection takes the proverbial fashion biscut, with it's seventies drama with 80's edge and 90's trimmings, it really has it all.
Extended sleeves for days. If that's what you want (which I assume you do) this collection ticks all those boxes. It seems like everything I want from a top/jumper/jacket is a good sleeve, so seeing such fabric volume drama on both the tops and trousers gave me all the style inspo I need for this year. The knitwear and boxy shirts paired with the metallic hues were also the perfect Jamie Wei Huang juxtaposition I was looking for. Playing with traditional classic fabrics like wool and leather, its the details that take centre stage, and boy do they shine.
Heading back to her roots, Jamie Wei Huang’s AW17 BFC Presentation was held at the legendary university “Central Saint Martins” where she once graduated. With a strong focus on the modern women, I love how she constantly observes and develops new ideas for ways to represent and explore ways how we want to dress, and with this collection, she basically designed the how-your-2017-wardrobe-should-look 101. I'll have one of everything. Thx.
Image header credit: Anne Laymond for Jamie Wei Huang