Jason Wu Fall 2009 Collection
Ever since Shelley O chose his gown for the inaugural balls, Jason Wu‘s been getting a lot of attention and his showing at Fashion Week was the one show that seemingly everyone wanted to go to. Style once again has the goods:
“He said he was inspired by fairy tales, particularly a book of illustrations by Arthur Rackham that he had as a child. His focus, now more than ever, was dresses. A princess gown with sweeping skirts in midnight blue and silver point d’esprit closed the show, and before that came a pair of memorable body-skimming sheaths, the more dramatic in a gray cashmere mini-check with lacy black epaulets, as well as a couple of away-from-the-body flapper numbers, and two cartridge-pleated dresses in chartreuse and violet with jet beading at the hems.”
He’s not reinventing the wheel here, but he has a voice and a vision and we suspect that this is exactly what the fashion world is looking for right now – good, basic looks that are well-rendered, feminine and above all, restrained. As the world economy plummets and things get scarier every day, we’re going to be looking toward new artists and artisans to produce work that doesn’t rock the boat yet still makes us feel good.
Just Asking: Anna Wintour [TheWallStreetJournal]