Jason Wu hit the ground running at NYFW with a collection that manages to team super sophistication with edgy, luxurious detailing.
Quilted jackets that have a distinct Barbour vibe were tightly cinched at the waist and finished with a thick band of fur. In fact fur was trim du jour as it adorned epulates, shoulder panels and collars.
Giving a nod to Giles AW11 black fur skirts, this time pencilled were teamed with neat mandarin jackets providing the perfect contrast in volume.
There was a definite Oriental theme to the collection that showed itself through mandarin collars, detailed embroidery and floor length silk dresses that had bustiers covered in lace and elegant draping from the waist that narrowed at the hem.
Skinny leg trousers, seamed and streamlined shifts, waisted jackets ensured for a very neat selection of silhouettes and played perfectly against the combination of fabrics, with wool, silk and velvet fitting the form, contrasted by fur sleeves.
In striking tones of red, black, charcoal, pewter and burgundy this was a truly captivating collection, which showed off Wu’s skills in draping, tailoring and embellishment.