Jason Wu brought glamour to New York Fashion Week yet again. The now-established designer continues to shift from a frothy tulle wearing woman to a power dressing glamour queen. Catherine Deneuve was emulated in the fabulous clothing showcasing Wu’s prowess as a designer.
The luxuriousness of this collection was an elixir. I love creativity and quirky designs, but luxe goods will take my heart any day. The crocodile skins, the furs… I’m getting palpitations just remembering the show, held at Spring Studios. The opening look was a khaki green militaristic number consisting of a gorgeous jacket and the most stylish capri trousers I’ve ever seen. Underneath that was a fur gilet boasting a huge neckline. Look 24 displayed a larger sleeveless fur sleeveless jacket belted at the waist. Underneath was a camel coloured centre split skirt.
Top model Hanne Gaby Odiele stormed the runway in a stunning crimson plunging neckline gown with a thigh high split. Black leather boots and a leather clutch bag completed the look. Anna Ewers closed the show in a luxurious navy fur coat decked out in a teal pelt. Last season’s breakout, Maartje Verhoef also glided down the runway oozing resplendence in her white halter neck split gown with a keyhole cut-out and a skinny waist cinching black leather buckle belt.
This collection will have buyers in a frenzy. With stockists such as Browns, Mytheresa, Net-a-Porter and Nordstrom - this collection will be the centrefold this fall. The glamour encapsulated by Wu in this collection is almost indescribable… Catherine Deneuve’s allure was captured in this collection. Women will be dying to get their hands on these looks. Deneuve once said “A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humour, and be kind. It’s the same qualities I require from a man,”. Jason Wu and the Wu girl conveyed that at the presentation.