That 70’s Show meets Space Oddity was the mood du jour for Central Saint Martins graduate Jamie Wei Huang’s Fall/Winter 2017 showing at London Fashion Week. In a digitally-fueled fashion show, Huang goes back to her roots. The show, held at her Alma mata, featured images of nature, from peacocks feathers to spurts of greenery lining the catwalk.
The threads of Seventies that Huang carried in her Spring/Summer 2017 collection continued on.
There were just as many wide leg trousers, but the main priority was the swinging dresses that embodied the very definition of femininity in the working world. Sporting a crisp bowl haircut, the models walked through the greenery, as if they time travelled to a retro environment. The highlight of the collection – the elongated tennis dresses styled as sweater dresses; embracing a luxurious, sporty feeling.
Huang uses innovative pattern cutting to exaggerate fits and flares through the skirts, sleeves, hems, and draped tea dresses. Bold colours embrace the personality of the seventies woman, while darker shades add a vibrant tone for the winter months, echoing the colours of our natural habitat. But as much as the Fall/Winter 2017 collection was heavily rooted in nostalgia, it also looked to the out-of-this-world.From the metallic appliqué patches to the ribbon glued to the models skin, along with the robotic movement of the models, it was something straight out of the NASA space station.