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autumn / winter 2014
Jamie Wei Huang is a young design talent whose work has caught
the attention of fashion observers.
Raised in Taiwan and now based in London,
she graduated in 2012 from Central Saint Martins
Art and Design College (CSM), London.
There she studied Fashion Design Womenswear.
(image from vantageshanghai.com)
designer Jamie Wei Huang
While a student at CSM, Ms. Huang interned with prominent fashion houses
Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane, where she undoubtedly
gained additional fashion design and business experience.
Shortly after receiving her degree she launched her eponymous label.
Her design aesthetics covers a fashion landscape of futuristic aspect, conceptual
viewpoint, clean silhouettes and a neat sophistication.
For her a/w 2014 she offers a collection, which remains true to her
design perspective of modern elegance.
The collection incorporates varied fabrication of
silk, cotton and light wool which affords comfort, movement and textural quality .
The colour palette is subdued- navy, black, white, grey
with hints of red and pink.
Clean lines, detail interests and standout accessories
caps a winning collection by Jamie Wei Huang.
(images from jamieweihuang.com):
Since the 16th century, hand muffs have been a
womenswear winter fashion accessory.
These hand-warmers were cylindrical shaped,
opened at both ends and made of luxury fur or fabric-
decidedly a dress trend of the wealthy (and royalty!).
(image from houseeffg.org):
Miniature of British monarch, Queen Elizabeth I
a fashion icon of her her era
holding at black muff, 1586
(Bodleian Library, Oxford)
(image from fashion-era.com):
Woman holding a fur muff, 1639
Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries they were worn
by women and men alike.
(images from info-fabrics.net):
Fashionable lady and gentleman sporting hand muffs, 18th century
However by the 20th century, hand-muffs had evolved into
a mostly women focused accessory.
(image from the dreamstress):
A lady carrying large white fur muff, 19th century
(image for lookandlearn.com):
Hand muff fashion (1912) , rolls into the 20th century
During the chilly season of a/w 2014,
allow gloves and mitts to ‘fashion-hibernate.
Revive the hand muff as signature winter warmer wear
for keeping frosty fingers toasty warm.
And why limit muff-wear to hand cover? Alternate use of a woolen scarf with a
faux fur ‘body muff’ for added warmth and style factor.
(images from style.com):
Muffs: winter-warmers for a/w 2014
Faux fur hand muffs
from designer, Christopher Raeburn
Faux fur ‘body muffs’
from designer, Eudon Choi