Runway Report: Jason Wu SS17

There’s nothing like a breath of fresh air to kick off day 2 of NYFW, and anyone who was at Jason Wu can vouch that his SS17 collection was nothing short of brightly colored oxygen in an intimate setting. He decided to tone down the crowd this season and offered a presentation style runway show with a large impact within Spring Place, Spring Studios’s hush-hush club. Forecasting a non-traditional show setting, as well as whispers of neon for the season ahead, Wu delivered a robust lineup of wearable, desirable and decadent womenswear.

Boasting a vibrant color palette of florals, metallics and iridescent’s, his SS17 collection wasn’t short of complimenting fabrics and treatments (like structured wovens and accordion pleats). His modern approach to tailoring could be seen throughout the likes of irregular hemlines and asymmetrical neck detailing. Serving up pieces that could work in the office as well as the ballroom, Wu didn’t hesitate to play around with feminine silhouettes this season. For example, an a-lined shift dress with 3D rainbow applique flowers on a backdrop of almond could work for any shape or height. Or how about the origami panelled navy midi-dress with neon orange piping, highlighting the layering-trend for SS17.

And although his inspiration began with the work of Ugo Rondinone, it was the women who wear his clothes that drove the collection home allowing Wu to deliver a plate of vivacious fashion which showcased sheer panels, floral accents, neon hues and a sophisticated take on the season ahead.

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Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog ( Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji