Jason Wu - AW 11/12

After gushing over Jason Wu's pre-fall, I was ecstatic to see his collection this season. Wu did not disappoint. His collection was a throw back way father than the '70s trend, which has dominated the runway. He took common Baroque style and applied it to American sportswear. In this endeavor, Wu created modern blazers, coats and pants with twists from his inspiration. Skirts and sweatshirts were spotted with lace running down the sleeves while blazers and coats were embellished with broach like clusters of stones. These simple gestures drive the modern Baroque theme throughout the show. These elegant pieces were paired with classic cigarette pants and printed blouses. Wu also deconstructed lace on his dresses, tops and skirts, challenging us to look at it in a different way than we usually see it. He was able to form new patterns and styles by breaking it apart and reassembling it on his garments. For evening, Wu embellished a gold lace gown with paillettes and metallic sequins. This dress is Wu at his finest. It sums up the fusion of classic and modern design which Wu was trying to achieve.

Photo Credits: Style.com

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