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In a league of her own Jamie’s self titled label Jamie Wei Hung, had the fashion world all buzzing since her graduation from prestigious Central Saint Martins in London. Where the Womens Fashion Design graduate’s talent took her to the Top 5 finalists of Designer for Tomorrow awards. This is where she got the lucky chance to be mentored by one of Britain’s great designers Stella McCartney. That’s only the tip of the iceberg with Jamie’s envious repertoire of design history, as she worked within the design houses of two other great fashion icons Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane whilst studying her craft. You may even remember one of her pieces from Lady Gaga who wore an ensemble from her Spring Summer 2014 when showcasing her luscious new blonde locks.
Lady gaga in Jamie Wei Huang’s SS 14 collection
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To top off her experience she was also hired as one of the costume designer and tailors for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympics closing ceremony. The applaudable accomplishments for this emerging designer have her label exceeding expectations with its timeless allure. As her biography states “The essential components of the label is simplistic with clean refined outline, masculine in a way into details.” (See Jamie’s full biography via her website here)
After being mentored by Stella McCartney, her label was able to gain a full sponsorship to see her designs successfully walk down the runways at the 2014 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin to show off her 2014 Spring Summer collection. The collection showcased muted nudes, deep and rich dark burgundy to a splash of blue, where the statements lay within the details. The models wore circular transparent black hats, with textured panels in the materials and square tiled appliques on sheer tops. When speaking to Olive Shoppe, Jamie described this collection as “Searching for something futuristic that is very simple. I wanted to create something that is in a way masculine but without too much volume.” (Read the full interview here) As seen below with the images from Olive Shoppe courtesy of Jamie Wei Hung.
It was this showcase of her designs that lead her into her next accomplishment where she was awarded the UKFT’s TAP award, where Jamie was given the exciting opportunity to place her collection on display at the WHITE Milano showroom and the Tranoi showroom in chic Paris. With her latest Autumn Winter 2014 collection showcasing at London Fashion Week, the designer spoke to Fashion Scout about her inspiration behind the collection “The whole collection was inspired by the film The Pianist however instead of war I wanted to focus on the war refugees themselves, I wanted to focus on their character. Although the collection is based on the film the idea has developed and its more about the individual’s” (See the full interview here on Fashion Scout) The juxtapositional dance between femininity and masculinity of the garments created a captivating show, as Jamie played with fine fabrics against heavy wools in very oversized silhouettes.
As her description of the collection reads an expression of fusion with her AW 2014 Collection showcased on the runway
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