Thursday, 19 February 2015

Jason Wu - NYFW

(all photos courtesy of

Seasons and trends may change, but one thing is for sure - fur and khaki are IN for Autumn and Winter 2016... again. I think trends recycled can get a bit boring, like florals in Spring, BUT I don't think I will ever be bored with either of these trends. Other than most collections that feature khaki, Wu's line up didn't have a military take and focused on a elegant and feminine. This collection oozed luxury and strength from the high waisted trousers, the lengthened hems (most of the garments were either calf or ankle length), fur, leather and the sexy see-through dresses with slits up their thighs. Wu stated that he wanted to present "this super strong woman, really glamorous, seductive" through his collection and I certainly think he succeeded; all of the elongated silhouettes result in a sophisticated feel whilst also being feminine, sleek and elegant. 

This collection is versatile and wearable thanks to the "detachable lined outerwear and removable fur outer layers and zip off sleeves", ensuring that his customers can change up their garments as they see fit and get a great value for their money. According to Wu, "When you invest in a piece you really want it to be multifunctional," and with this collection, that is exactly what he put forward. 

Mixed into the collection as well as the fox and mink fur was double cashmere, cady, crepe, satin, chiffon and lace - all luxury materials that complete the elegant of the collection and there was also black, midnight black, ivory, grey, red and beige which complimented the military green as you can see above. The garments as a whole, except for the detachable fur accessories, are bare to embellishment in order to supports Wu's minimal style based on clean tailoring.

I love the wrap effect which seems popular in this collection and the thin belts which fasten around the waist accentuating the waist on otherwise linear designs. The shoes are also on-trend, being stream-lined simple pointed courts or ankle booties or T-strap sandals but with a twist as the heel is a "chromed triangle metal heel" in gold. 

This collection is timeless. 

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