Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Continuing on from the exquisite collection he presented for Fall 2015, Jason Wu presented a lineup for Pre-Summer that was versatile, precise and so very chic. His philosophy for ‘wear now’ ticked all the right boxes beginning with a streamlined belted pantsuit cut in starched wool – an important base cloth that appeared throughout – also appearing in a layered, precisely cut jacket worn over a fox vest. The decorative aspect was inspired by the artist Ghada Amer, “who created free-form lines” as well as the scribble design that covered a slim shift dress and an equally beautiful shirtdress. The sartorially cut pantsuits complemented a plush, cozy coat in long ‘peach nougat’ coloured fox fur, which Wu referred to as “it’s my powder puff.” while the only backdrops that Jason Wu used were a refined chair borrowed from Jean Royère for the occasion and a minimalist upright dining chair which leant a stunning ambiance to the entire presentation. – Lizzy Bowring
Theme: Chic, paired-back tailoring
Key Items: Belted pantsuit, Cashmere knits, Sheath dresses, Shirtdresses, Cropped zipped jacket, Fur coat, Fur jacket, Dress suit, Tunic pantset, Floor length trousers, Printed Trenchcoat, Knit pencil skirt, Embellished tunic.
Colour: Peach nougat, Navy, Coral, Mocha, Brown, White,
Print and Pattern: Ghada Amer influenced embroideries, Abstract florals, Scribble print, Python,
Trims and Materials: Starched wool, Cashmere, Leather, Silk jersey, Beads and sequins
Footwear and Accessories: Shoulder bags, Pearl pin, High heeled pumps, Python covered shoulder bag
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