From the first outfit that walked out onto the runway, you can definitely tell that Jason Wu was able to bring it again. Though what did he bring exactly? A very elegant and powerful collection that drew from his inspiration to get back to his roots and explore the rich culture and history of China.
Pulling from three different reference time points (military Mao, historical from the Qing Dynasty, and the ’30s and ’40s Hollywood view of China), it makes for a visually really interesting collection that I was really impressed with. From the strong shapes, bold colors, and intricate details (the tassels!), it seems like there’s something for every taste. All executed with Wu’s special ability to still have his pieces flaunting a modern and fresh impression.
For myself, I was instantly drawn to just how powerful the military-inspired portion of the show was, especially with all the sleek jackets and fur collars. Not to mention all the blacks and grays that looks just amazing in general.
Getting to the end of the show, the parade of red made it almost impossible to look away…in a good way. So perfectly feminine and showing all the right parts. Plus the construction of the skirts of the dress were just so pretty with their draping.
And with an elegant bang, these dresses and gowns fiercely strutted their stuff. The structured and flowy combination seemed to work well for a piece that would be perfect for those who like to show off their legs.
Overall, a pretty spectacular collection. I loved just how glamorous everything looked, even with military pieces that can be a bit tough, it never really faulted on also showing off a bit of elegance. With China as his inspiration, I’d say Wu captured his 3 eras well that any woman would be happy to wear them in the 21st century.
You can check out pictures of the entire collection here at Style.com.