NYFW AW20: Jason Wu

INSPIRED by the work of Egon Schiele and the study of orchids, for AW20 Jason Wu’s collection spoke of craftsmanship and intricacy. Moving away slightly from his typical use of muted colours, this season Wu incorporated flashes of fuchsia, teal, turquoise and purple in to his largely monochromatic pallet. Tailoring with unexpected fuchsia pink piping and lining was paired with sheer chiffon blouses and strappy heels.

Working in harmony with the floral filled, Garden of Eden-like show space, an intricate orchid print painted by artist Jessica Underwood, featured on silk throughout the collection. Its smudged lines and watercolour streaks an ode to the painting style of Schiele.

Petal-like in appearance, several looks featured delicate layers of gathered chiffon and organza in turquoise, pistachio and white, working in contrast to tailored figure-hugging skirts and overcoats in iridescent utilitarian quilting.

The couture pieces highlighted Wu’s meticulous attention to detail; with gowns entirely adorned with hand embroidery and ostrich feather plumes. One slip dress embellished with a grand total of 100,000 Swarovski crystals. Understated yet luxuriant in true Jason Wu style.

by Augustine Hammond




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