Tag: denim

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

imageFor Spring 2015 Levi's are tapping into a cast of global emerging and known musicians to reinvigorate a key element of the brand’s DNA - their connection to music. Music has always been at the center of everything Levi's does. Their ‘Live In Levi’s®’ Spring campaign celebrates the classic and iconic Levi’s® 501®, as worn by musicians and those intimately involved in the music industry.

“For decades musicians have chosen Levi’s® as one of the ways they assert their authentic self-expression. They wear them their own way, with their own unique personal style. From Bruce Springsteen to the Ramones, from Gwen Stefani to Beyonce, Levi’s® have represented true originality and authenticity and remain the choice of those who seek to express that,” said Jen Sey, Chief Marketing Officer for the Levi’s® brand. For Spring 2015 we’ll celebrate this authenticity of self expression through music with a cast of diverse and original voices.”

The ‘Live In Levi’s®’ campaign will feature real musicians’ unique personalities and the stories of how they live (and rock) in their Levi’s®. In addition to the launch of the 501®CT jean, we will also feature musicians in our most iconic products: 501®, 511, the Skinny Jean and the Trucker Jacket. Global artists include pop rock sister trio Haim, London indie rock band The Vaccines, LA based Local Natives, singer-songwriter Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr, vocalist Kilo Kish, Japanese drummer Kavka Shishido, Hong Kong-based actor and singer Shawn Yue and rock-influenced electronica musician Dualist Inquiry from India.

Premium British indigo specialists; Flying Horse Jeans have released their SS15 lookbook featuring a whole range of garments which exemplify the artisan dyeing techniques and iconic shapes that the brand has become famous for. We are loving the lot of it.

For SS15 Flying Horse Jeans have drawn inspiration from the rich melting pot of British street style, which they have combined with their passion for the global heritage of indigo dyes that reaches all the way to Thailand. Alongside the signature yellow selvage jeans, made on vintage shuttle looms for added authenticity, are stretch chinos in sueded cotton and lightweight denim and cotton hemp shorts. 

It is perhaps with shirting that the brands expertise with indigo is most apparent. Dyed at the yarn stage each shirt style has a special weave construction unique to Flying Horse Jeans. Special fade processes are applied to ensure that each garment is aged to perfection.  Denim jackets are reinvented in special nep denim or in cotton hemp to ensure maximum style and comfort from the get go. 

flying horse jeans menswear jeans2 Flying horse jeans SS15 jeans5 jeans6

Get your denim on this rainy February with a whole lot of great picks from Berkshka. Denim is the ideal option to keep this wind and rain out and it ties in perfectly to a 90s double denim look that will keep you warm over things like rainy tube strikes!

All the denim items below are totally affordable and can be found both at Bershka online and on Oxford Street.

image004 copy

As trends come none are quite so scary as crop tops but with some high waists, a few trips to the gym and a few less afternoon chocolate bars we'll all be fine come summer to fully embrace this trend.

Along with crop tops come denim and baggy bermuda shorts. All idea for pubs, festivals or generally hanging about in the sun.

Wear one or mix them all up together, it works either way.

Take a look at the mood board below to see where we're heading with this.

image005