Rebirth, afterlife and demonology may not seem like the most obvious thematic choice for a sports luxe collection, but for Jamie Wei Huang’s SS16, the ideology blends seemlessly. Inspired by a Buddhist sence of the afterlife – Nibbana – Wei Huang blends old world mythology with contemporary cuts and lines for a truly striking runway show.
As she has previously, Wei Huang sticks to a restricted palette, this time cobalt blues, blood reds and crisp whites, allowing for her cartoon shapes and leather fixtures to stand out. Her exageratted silouettes with oriental detailing create a harmonious balance between femine and masculine. Round cacoon sleeves are paired with skimpy bralets and harnessed leathers are mixed with almost floral prints. Texture is as important as sape here with light flowing meshes providing a stark contrast to the heavy leathers throughout.
Wei Huang’s extended silhouettes provide a refreshing alternative for SS16 looks, ideal for the modernist girl who likes to keep things deceptively simple.