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Jason Wu RTW Spring 2014: Sheer and Shimmering Champagnes

jason wu, runway show, nyfw

Photos Courtesy of Jason Wu
You know the feeling of déj? vu? You’ve seen it somewhere before, you lived this moment, had that conversation, watched this show...At first glance the Jason Wu runway show felt like a case of déj? vu—the 90s all wrapped up and stuffed into one of those large safari pockets hanging off the chest of his beautiful models. Wu's style has always glorified the female form in flattering cuts, colors and fabrics, but this collection wasn’t a stand out. The simple color palette of mostly champagne, khaki, black and while felt a little lackluster compared to previous collections, even if there were sequins. Wu told WWD his inspiration for the collection was “sensuality,” which was definitely not lacking in his sheer dresses and slip-culotte hybrids. jason wu, runway show, nyfw
There was a full sense of symmetry in the collection, with slits running straight down the middle of dresses and skirts, heavy pockets evenly set on both sides of separates, and discrete lace-up detailing. Most pieces were an interesting combination of utility and femininity, but the dresses that stood out were nostalgic of simplistic, skintight 90s dresses (I’m sure they’ve been in a Calvin Klein ad somewhere before), showing the circular trends of fashion. jason wu, runway show, nyfw
Certain spring trends are starting to come into play with this collection, the pale minty aqua color being repeated here as well as the Tadashi Shoji show and the lacing here plays toward the light bondage themes seen at Cushnie et Ochs. The beauty of his designs is in the details, with linear cross-hashing and geometric cutouts that have been seen all over runways for this coming spring. jason wu, runway show, nyfw
 jason wu, runway show, nyfw
 jason wu, runway show, nyfw
jason wu, runway show, nyfw
jason wu, runway show, nyfw
jason wu, runway show, nyfw
jason wu, runway show, nyfw

Marissa Stempien

Marissa Stempien graduated with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Asian Studies from San Francisco State University. Previously a beauty editor, Marissa now utilizes her love and passion of luxurious fashion everyday as Fashion Editor of JustLuxe. Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, Marissa has traveled to various cities across the globe, most recently returning from living abroad...(Read More)

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