NYFW: Jason Wu
(Images via Vogue)
I was quite surprised to read, at first, that this year represents Jason Wu‘s tenth anniversary in business. I suppose, upon reflection, that this isn’t as outlandish as it sounds; after all, he was dressing Michelle Obama in early 2009 for the inauguration (long, weepy-sounding nostalgic sigh at that note).
Anyway, while noting to the Los Angeles Times that his is “a dressy girl..She always got her hair blown dry every week, that kind of girl,” WWD pointed out that, despite this, the F/W 2017 show was quite evenly divided between calmer, daytime looks and those for glammed-up occasions (if we don’t see his beautiful, sexy, shiny-and-sheer paneled black dresses on a red carpet soon, I’ll be sitting very vexed). There was also a lot of interplay between the mixed-media styling of fabrics that we’ve been seeing a lot of for the upcoming fall, as well as slouchy asymmetry that, in the context of a house like Nicholas K read as more ‘cool street girl,’ here was impossibly refined elegance, even in the context of the pantsuit.