DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT SS15| Jamie Wei Huang
A womenswear designer who combines the conceptual with the modern, it's no wonder why the work of Jamie Wei Huang has been so quick to catch the eye of the industry. Selected as one of the top five finalists for the international Designer for Tomorrow award, personally mentored by Stella McCartney and gaining full sponsorship for her SS14 show at Mercedes Benz Berlin Fashion Week, Huang’s label is one which prides itself on creating streamlined clothing for the contemporary woman.
Last season, Huang's AW14 showcase on the Fashion Scout catwalk brought together the delicate nature of the label with militant precision to portray the resourcefulness that war dictates. Through material, light, functionality and form, leathers and wools were paired with features focused on functionality in the creation of a thoroughly impressive collection of garments.
Using fashion as a visual language to explore the self through material, texture and cut, it's these elements that combine again and again to create her signature aesthetic. Having gained experience under both Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane, as well as working as a costume designer for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic closing ceremonies, we have no doubt that the work Jamie Wei Huang brings to the catwalk this season will be as beautiful as ever.
By Josh Walker, Editor, (@josh_walker_).