Runway Report: Jason Wu SS19

Jason Wu left the runway this New York Fashion Week, following eleven years, to debut his Spring Summer 2019 collection as a presentation. Apart from technically showcasing his collection initially on the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, Wu chose a presentation to welcome the new Jason Wu Collection- with a regenerated logo to boot.

Jason Wu Collection was designed into the form of sixteen dresses, that seemingly define Jason Wu as a designer. The rebranding statement was accompanied by self-designed mannequins and wildflower vignettes by Putnam & Putnam. Amongst the dresses were dreamy silhouettes and pale hues, contrasting against bold reds, blues and greens.

The collection spoke to the ability to enhance the divine female, not to overpower. The dresses were modern in their nature, whilst expressing a fragility that was equally refreshing as it was honest. There was a stripped-back aesthetic to the collection, that was very symbolic to the city of New York.

A pinstripe slip dress was designed with the inclusion of lace embroidery. Asymmetric ruffles and eyelet details were present. Sheer fabrics that wrapped and swathed were fashioned alongside floral appliques and beaded embellishments. As touched upon, the tonality of the collection developed from soft neutrals to vivid, saturated colors- tangerine and lilac complemented each other quite well.

 

The collection, presented in an elegantly understated way, allowed for Wu’s sixteen dresses to truly speak for themselves.

About the Author

Jennifer Paccione is a fashion editor who shares her time between New York City and Milan. She has been featured and published with respected magazines internationally in various languages. She currently acts as contributing editor for publications including Bulgari Magazine, The Fashionable Lampoon, Fashion to Max and RedMilk Magazine, whilst having contributed for NYLON and Editorialist. Alongside journalism, Jennifer freelances as a social media and digital marketing advisor, having already worked with brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti and Philosophy, among many. Follow her on Instagram @jenniferpaccione