NYFW S/S18: An innovative, fresh and effortless appeal from Jason Wu

Jason Wu SS18 NYFW

Jason Wu

New York: There is something new and quite dynamic in the air at this NYFW; designers such as Jason Wu are rethinking their fashion output and having taken a small breather from Pre-season, for S/S 18, Wu sent out a collection of innovative styles. “It’s going to be easier than what you’ve seen from me,” Wu said. “It’s getting more casual.” And yes, it was with a more relaxed approach, seen in cuts with midriff baring cutouts and asymmetrical pieces in contrasting prints. The opening items also had this simplistic edge such as a loose version of a trenchcoat cut in salmon pink, an important addition to play up the new ease while tailored pieces also possessed an effortless appeal, with smart stripes paired back with slim pants and softly draped pencil skirts. Wu stated that much of his new collection was inspired by Madame Gres with pleating and sheer applications appearing in a small vignette of sheer gowns, a fitting compliment to a very lovely collection. – Lizzy Bowring


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