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Huishan Zhang: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

I used twitter's new Vine app to capture the impressive presentation by Chinese designer Huishan Zhang at the Portico Rooms on Monday 18th February 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 by Dom & Ink
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 by Dom & Ink.

New twitter mini film app Vine was embraced by the more social media savvy end of the fashion crowd at London Fashion Week: the six second looping films proving perfect to give an immediate moving idea of the shows that a static picture sometimes struggles to put across. Bright catwalk lights tend to wash out un-metered image creation, so I found Vine worked best at the more inventive presentations that I attended. One such show was that put on by Central Saint Martins graduate Huishan Zhang, a Chinese born designer who has interned within the hallowed atelier of the Dior couturiers. Take a peek below:

Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 photo by Amelia Gregory
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 photo by Amelia Gregory
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 by Gemma Cotterell
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 by Gemma Cotterell.

Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 photo by Amelia Gregory
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 photo by Amelia Gregory
Huishan-Zang-AW-2013-Illustration-by-Shy-Illustrations
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 by Shy Illustrations.

Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 photo by Amelia Gregory
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 photo by Amelia Gregory
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 by Sylwia Szyszka
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 by Sylwia Szyszka.

Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 photo by Amelia Gregory
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 photo by Amelia Gregory
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 by Dom & Ink
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 by Dom & Ink.

For A/W 2013 Huishan Zhang melded Eastern and Western influences in a supremely subtle and modern way: Mondrian-esque stripes and colour blocks were merged with delicate overlays of lace and glitter panels to create 60s inspired A-line shift dresses. These shapes echoed the Chinese Mao suit that was worn by everyone in 60s China, but the sparkling addition of Swarovski sponsored panels of crystals made them dinner party desirable for now. High waist tapered trousers felt modern paired with swing back crop jackets, whilst contrasting lace appliqués and peek-a-boo pleats provided additional interest. This was a wonderfully clever collection; definitely one of my new designers to watch.

Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 photo by Amelia Gregory
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 photo by Amelia Gregory
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 photo by Amelia Gregory
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 photo by Amelia Gregory
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 photo by Amelia Gregory
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 by Sylwia Szyszka
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 by Sylwia Szyszka.

Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 photo by Amelia Gregory
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 photo by Amelia Gregory
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 photo by Amelia Gregory
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 photo by Amelia Gregory
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 photo by Amelia Gregory
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013. All photography by Amelia Gregory.

Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 by Sylwia Szyszka
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 by Sylwia Szyszka.

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