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Designer Jamie Wei Huang’s SS18 collection, “Dew”, was inspired by the fragmented recounting and retelling of personal experience. It was a concept drawn from Huang’s reflection on her own traditional Taiwanese culture, and captured by the beautiful, hesitantly accumulative piano piece which instigated her show.

 

The story began in stripes. Blues, pinks and greens growing in depth and vivacity with each piece, a gradual solidifying of colours to correlate that of re-emerging memory; the punctuation of bold reds, yellows and cobalt in the shoes and accessories, providing those colourful splashes of certainty which continue to emerge throughout the collection.

Huang’s Spring/Summer designs favour easy-fit clothing; wedding dresses and jumpsuits tying into her signature style of elongated silhouettes with a focus on creating contemporary fashion for the modern woman.

Wedding Dresses

The concept of construction was apparent in the rough-cut hems, sewn on pockets and undisguised use of zips, drawstrings and metallic rings which both decorated the pieces and acted as functional elements of the designs.

Creative cut-outs were another standout feature, with gaping knees and bare-backed jackets building on the impression of fragmented recollection, while asymmetric designs alluded to the inevitable incompleteness of memory.

Denim-look fabrics, and the brave contrasting of colour-block socks with easy slip-on sandals concluded the collection with a sense of layered individuality, promoting self-expression through contemporary fashion.

Originally from Taiwan, Huang graduated from Central Saint Martins College in London in 2012, launching her designer label Jamie Wei Huang to great critical acclaim in 2013; winning both the “Designer For Tomorrow” award, and the “Elle talent Award” for her AQ14 collection. Huang’s designs are now sold internationally in luxury retailers such as Harvey Nichols, Dover Street Market, David Jones Sydney and mimma ninni.

Words: Scarlett Sangster | Fashion Week Press | @scarlettgracehs

Images: Rosemary Pitts |Fashion Week Photographer|@rosemarypitts

A picture of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung decorates a building in the capital PyongyangPhotojournalism student Damir Sagolj has won the World Press Photo award.

Damir Sagolj, a London College of Communication (LCC) MA Photojournalism student, has won first prize in the World Press Photo Daily Life Singles category with his photograph of North Korea’s founder, Kim Il-sung on a wall in Pyongyang.

The annual World Press Photo contest is universally recognized as the world’s leading international contest for photojournalists, setting the standard for the profession and we love this winning image that he took, a picture of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung decorating a building in the Pyongyang.

Sagolj took the photograph during a trip to North Korea to document the hunger crisis in the provinces.  He says 'It was taken from the window of my hotel room in Pyongyang early in the morning, just before the sunrise, I knew the portrait was there and I insisted on getting a room on a very high floor facing in the right direction. All I then had to do was wake up early and make sure I exposed well. The scene has this eerie look for five to 10 minutes, before the revolutionary songs and propaganda speeches from loudspeakers wake the city up.'

'It is an easy picture but there was lots of hard work behind it,' explains Sagolj. 'It took months of research, logistics, lots of paperwork and frustration.'

Sagolj joined Reuters as a staff photographer in 1997 and has covered major events in the Balkans, Middle East and Americas and is currently chief photographer in Thailand. He was in the Bosnian army for five years and worked for the Paris-based Sipa press agency as their Bosnian photographer.

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chloe moretz max mara awardsChloe Moretz has been honoured with the accolade of being named Max Mara's Face of The Future ahead of their awards ceremony due to take place on 12th June.

Moretz, the star of the Oscar winning film Hugo, has been named the 2012 Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future by the Italian fashion label saying 'her outstanding achievements and her embodiment of style and grace'.

As well as being the star of films such as Kick-Ass and Let Me In at just 15-years-old Moretz has also been a staple in the front row at catwalk shows and is regularly seen posing in advertising campaigns and magazine fashion shoots. Among her fans Chanel, Miu Miu, Burberry and ASOS have all praised the actress' style and this award is just another string to add to her ever growing bow.

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Martin Scorses to receive Bafta FellowshipLegendary director and the man in charge of one of the festive seasons most brilliant films, Hugo, Martin Scorsese is to be honoured with a Bafta Fellowship during the awards ceremony next month.

The award is the highest honour at the Bafta's and was last year given to the actor Christopher Lee and has previously been awarded to the likes of Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock. It comes at a good time for the director who recently spoke of wanting to turn all his films into 3D as he enters his sixth decade working in the film industry with titles like Taxi Driver, Gangs of New York and The Aviator under his belt.

Speaking of receiving the award Scorsese said, 'It is a great honour to be recognized by the British Academy and to join the ranks of such an esteemed group of industry colleagues and friends.'

blur to receive outstanding contribution to music awardBlur are set to receive the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at next year's Brit Awards.

The band, who recently revealed they were recording together again, will be presented with the award at the 02 Arena on 21st February. It will mark an exciting career for the Brit pop band who first formed back in 1988 when Damon Albarn, Alex James and Graham Coxon all met at London's Goldsmith's College, the saw mainstream success with their album Modern Life Is Rubbish which they released in 1992. In 2001 the band would split but later reformed in time for some much hyped live sets at Glastonbury and Hyde Park and there have been rumours that they would record another album ever since.

Speaking of the award Albarn said, 'recognition for all the work and all the heartache that has gone into this band' while Coxon added, 'being in a band this long is like a kind of time travel.'