It’s the second day of New York Fashion Week, and I confess – my energy is waning! It’s been a long couple days of life and work – leaving far too little time for sleep and browsing the new collections. But, today I was really excited to see Jason Wu retire the black and white trend in favor of cool, blues for his Spring 2015 Collection.
Not that black and white isn’t classic and fantastic in its own right. It was just a refreshing surprise to see Wu whip together a new color palette, this time featuring muted greens, blues and shimmering burnt orange along the way.
I confess, this collection started off with a few hurdles for me. The olive green print that was introduced at the shows open didn’t exactly win me over. Also, I was a bit underwhelmed by the unlined looks. Sheer torsos, legs, and such seem done to me and it was a bit disappointing to see them done once more. But, once we were over those small speed bumps – it was smooth sailing! In fact, Wu’s range of shimmering evening wear is so fantastic I’m already tagging at least one of the looks as my overall favorites of New York Fashion Week this round.
When it comes to movement, Jason Wu really just gets it.
Both closing gowns were exquisite and truly memorable pieces that are sure to make a statement no matter who wears them. (Though I do think the choice of footwear became a bit suspicious on a ballgown.)
Above all, I really just love the way these clothes beautifully drape across the body. It’s sophisticated, yet relaxed, glamour that’s elegant – but never ostentatious. Wu nails it when it comes to dressing the female form and I’m excited to see where he takes things next season for fall!
(Also, very excited to see just who will wear the gorgeous shimmering gowns on the red carpet. I pray for Cate Blanchett! And FEAR it will somehow be a Kardashian.) (Please, please don’t let that happen!)