Sunday, December 12, 2010
Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2011
I suppose it's gonna be hard for Jason Wu to break out of cocktail dresses and red-carpet gowns having dressed the likes of First Lady Michelle Obama. In any case, Fall is party and award season, so for designers like Wu, that's big business.
That aside, the collection was excellent. Colours were muted and moody without being sombre, with trousers tailored and oh-so-chic. A few pieces here too, were minimalistic and under-stated, somewhat of a first for Wu, a designer who is known for embellishing his frocks with everything from sequins to feathers. Having looked at this collection more than once, i'm somewhat convinced now that maybe Wu is more than a one-trick pony. And as his second pre-Fall collection, it seems like he's only getting better.