WGSN’s Catwalks Director picks her top shows of New York Fashion Week
The expectations from a Jason Wu collection raises the bar every time at the beginning of a New York Fashion Week. The attention to detail that he imbues captivates his audience with impressions of luxe femininity that remain long after the show is over. This season, a rich, deep and sophisticated colour palette felt new and perfectly fitting for the textural weaves that graced the most alluring of silhouettes. Here, the use of texture with frayed edges appeared on jackets, slips of dresses and shorts. With the emphasis on sheer lightness, shoulder-baring dresses came with undulating folds and ruffles that cascaded around shoulders, falling from insets in skirts and floated around uneven hemlines. Insets of lace blended with textured knits were a perfect addition but the finale of lighter than air full-length sheaths left an impression that one had just witnessed a breathtaking, memorable presentation.
Theme: Light, Feminine and Glamorous
Key Items: Belted jackets, Cropped tops, Strapless dresses, Soft coats, Shorts, Tapered trousers, Sheath dresses, Flounced hem dresses, Camisole dresses, Sleeveless jacket, Cropped rib knits, Shoestring halter necks, Long, fluid sheaths.
Colour: White, Black, Amber, Forest green, Soft coral, Silver
Print and Pattern: Abstract painterly florals
Trims and Materials: Lurex knits, Leather, Linen blends, Ribbed knits, Silk georgette
Footwear and Accessories: Cross-strapped heels, Flats, Snakeskin totes, Shoulder bags, Sunglasses