One of my New York Fashion Week favourites, Jason Wu, unveiled his latest collection yesterday, and the collection could be summed up with a single statement ‘Oh So Pretty’. The designer, one of Michelle Obama‘s favourites, produced a collection that was gorgeously feminine, supremely elegant and totally girly – all of which is music to my ears.
Full of peachy pinks and coral tones, using the wispiest of chiffons and silks, this was a collection for those who really wished to embrace the pretty side of their style personality. Harking back to the 1950s days of Balenciaga and Jacques Fath, there were pieces in this collection that would have graced the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy and Lee Radziwill with ease.
Waists were emphasised with peplums and pencil thin belts. Bubblegum shades and sheer panels were also utilised, in a collection that could simply have been called ‘girl’. But there were also chic feathered cocktail dresses that recalled Kate Moss in her high glamour Johnny Depp days – dressing crying out for a pair of opera glasses, or a cigarette in a cigarette holder.
The showstopper was an exquisite yellow strapless dress that I expect Sarah Jessica Parker to claim. This had a slightly Spanish feel to it with a flamenco style skirt that was echoed in other looks. Again, the waist was highlighted with the slimmest of bow belts that add just a contrast of black to the vibrant look.
- Lea Michele & Jaime King Catch Jason Wu’s Fashion Show (justjared.buzznet.com)
- WARDROBE EDIT: JASON WU FALL 2011 (Video) (thepulsemagazine.onsugar.com)
- 2011 Jeffrey Fashion Cares Brings Jason Wu to Hautelanta (prcouture.com)
- Michelle Obama to host National Design Awards at White House (thegrio.com)