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Jason Wu

CHINOISERIE MODERNE

New York: A Native of Taiwan, Jason Wu is no stranger to the sartorially rich legacy of China and its many dynasties. To his collection’s trademark story of feminine refinement, Wu added an invigorating injection of Chinese iconography. This was realized in the form of gold filigree embroidery in medallion placement on the bodice of a Mao-collared sheath-dress, as well an updated interpretation of traditional Chinese botanical prints cut into a soft, tailored silk crepe pant. Offered as a nod to Hollywood’s idealized Chinese glamour, a duo of key-hole cheongsam dresses will undoubtedly earn collector’s item status. Contrasted against these pieces, was (among others) a lace-paneled, batted jacket; this piece’s utilitarian detailing and strict, waist-defining belt alluded to the precise design often associated with military uniforms. -Kibwe Chase-Marshall

Silhouette: Tailored / Slim / Whittled / Boxy / Maxi / Belted

Color: Black / Olive drab / Chinese red / Burgundy / Fawn / Poppy

Key Items: Evening jacket / Deep-slit gown / Slim trouser  / Mao-collar blouse / Stitched-crease trouser / Cheongsam dress  / Statement cape

Materials:  Silk crepe de Chine / Metallic jacquard / Cashmere/wool-felted coating / Stretch wool-crepe suiting / Plonge leather / Silk velvet / Devore velvet / Fox fur / Cotton sateen / Duchess satin

Print + Pattern: Updated-traditional botanical / Gridded dots / Mirrored floral / Variegated stripe

Details + Trim: Lace paneling / Leather binding / Luxe metal zipper / Coin fob / Cascading slit / Brass buttons

Accessories + Footwear: Roller-bar double-prong belt / Weightlifter’s belt / Heeled sandal / Refined-toe pump

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