Jason Wu

New York: Jason Wu’s established sense of luxury was evident in his Pre-Fall 2012 collection, communicated clearly through intricate jet beading, slick leather and classic camel hair. Slim, professional separates were more successful than a handful of slightly dowdy full skirts, and Wu was at his best focusing on well-cut pieces for daytime, such as cropped plaid overcoats, paneled trousers, and coordinated-print blouses and pencil skirt sets. As usual, dresses figured largely; from retro, faux-sweetheart neckline sheaths in ever-popular houndstooth to full-on evening gowns in rich jewel tones and abstract florals. Browsing each of these Pre-Fall looks, Wu’s elegant yet progressive lady will find ample bang for her luxury buck. —Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Slim / Fitted / Empire / A-line

Color: Camel / Black / Teal / Sapphire / Grey / Navy / Oxblood / Orange

Key Items: Short capes / Paneled, stretch trousers / Pencil skirts / Trench coats / Crewneck knits / Cropped jackets / Small collar blouses / Long sleeve knit dresses / Evening gowns

Materials: Camel hair / Stretch wool / Silk georgette / Satin / Cashmere knits/ Leather / Open weave crochet knits

Print + Pattern: Plaid / Houndstooth / Stripes / Geometrics / Abstract floral / Windowpane

Details + Trim: Beading / Paillettes / Contrast piping / Faux-sweetheart necklines / Contrast patch pockets / Cutouts

Accessories + Footwear: Oversize sunglasses / Circle scarves / Elbow-length leather gloves / Leather tote bags / Skinny belts / Folded, oversize leather clutches / Strappy, high-heeled sandals / Fascinators / Color block clutches / Frame bags / Knotted belts / Button earrings / Fur scarves / Shoulder bags

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