Jason Wu Fall 2017 - Runway Review
February 16, 2017
Yep, all grown up. To mark the 10th anniversary of his collection, Jason Wu staged his fall show back at the iconic St. Regis, the site of one his first “big” shows in 2010. A decade, and countless Michelle Obama moments later, Wu, now 34, delivered a poignant collection while reinforcing his joie de vivre in a most lovely way.
Glamour was the name of the game, with a collection split between daywear and cocktail. There was nothing shocking here, just fabulous clothes from the onset: a black dotted jacquard top and matching pants which morphed into a men’s wear moment before entering the realm of polished separates as seen via a sweatshirt-like sweater cutout worn over a naked-lady-and-flower-printed ruffled skirt, not to mention va-va-voom bombshell hourglass coat in lipstick red.
While past collections harked on a sense of fantasy, this collection zeroed in on all-occasion dressing. Noticeably more pronounced was tailoring, which every Wu lady needs in her fashionable wardrobe. For day she’ll want the blue plaid sleeveless shell and matching midi skirt, or the cool black sweater worn with cigarette pants. Not neglecting evening, Wu showed a tour de force of golden goddesses wrapped and draped in velvet and satin that catapulted him to next-level dressmaker.