Aug 03, 2018 | By Nicole McLennan
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New York: In one of his most cohesive collections to date, Jason Wu crossed active with baroque inspirations, and balanced prim sophistication with girlishly playful proportions. Sporty-fancy combinations were interspersed throughout – drawstrings were crossed with lace, and lavish embellishment decorated tailored garments. Looking at this season’s graceful blending, one would never guess that Wu has struggled with inconsistency in the past; his execution has much improved.
Color: Heather gray / Black / White / Electric violet / Scarlet red / Mossy green / Fuchsia
Key Items: Secretary blouse / Prim shirtdress / Pieced a-line skirt / Lace-trimmed tuxedo coat / Pintucked pant / Brocade sheath / Hooded wool jacket / Full-skirted cocktail frock / Dunaway pant / Maxi trumpet skirt
Materials: Melton wools / Lace / Fine-guage sweater knits / Silk charmeuses / Leather / Houndstooth brocades / Silk taffetas / Silk chiffons
Details + Trim: Piping / Pintucks / Lace trims / Covered plackets / Bow collar accents / Doubled lapels and collars / Ruff collars / Darts / Jeweled appliqués / Ostrich feathers / Sequins
Accessories + Footwear: Lady satchels / Dotted stockings / Cross-body doctor’s bags / Skinny waist belts / Lace veils
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