Jason Wu is a Taiwanese Canadian (yeah, that’s what I said) fashion designer whom you may remember designed the inagural gown for Michele Obama for Obama terms 1 and 2. Quite a lovefest from the first lady, hmmm? Wu debuted his Spring/Summer Collection 2014 at New York’s Fashion Week and other than one or two gowns…I was very disappointed. His Spring/Summer ’13 had some lovely, very wearable, very avant-garde looks but this collection…not so much. I usually won’t say anything if I can’t say something nice, but I must ask ‘what went wrong’? There is no love of the female figure, the fabric choices were in some cases, sad, and the symmetry was off. The Spring/Summer 2014 collection from Jason Wu, IMO (in my opinion), was a strike out. Sorry Wu.
First, let’s reminesce about Spring/Summer 2013….
Feminine, classy, flirty with a modern wink!
And here, Spring/Summer 2014…
If it makes a 98lb, 6′ model look large in the hips; what do you think it will do for the GP (general public) ?
A woman’s shoulders and chest are supposed to be erogenous zones Wu. The first model, even though an A-cup, could surprise the crowd at any second. The 2nd model looks like a prize fighter in drag. Should I also mention the ‘no color’…the unattractive ‘hoo-hoo’ zone where you decided to go sheer and the overall effect of flesh gone wrong?
These two models got cold backstage and borrowed their dad’s jacket…just forgot to take them off before going down the runway.
Just before this segment the stylist decided the gown was just too short and jerked down some old dusty curtains backstage and hand basted this lovely ‘plume of pity’ on an otherwise lovely, simplistic modern design.
Ladies and gents, if you’d like to see the inspiration for this gown watch Project Runway Season 12 and see Jeremy Brandrick’s unconventional materials challenge. Hmmmm….
In all fairness..there were some home runs in Wu’s show. The sequined sheer button-front dress is revealing but in a classy way and for the right toned body, a sure to impress statement piece. It reminds me of a Saigon film. I just can’t remember which one. The sweet 2nd dress flirty and sexy. I can’t help but to wonder if the top started out as lingerie?
Jason Wu is allowed a few moments on the bench because he has had some knock-out collections in the recent past. Perhaps next season’s release will be preceded by more time observing the garments on a living human with… maybe,I don’t know…a female nearby for comment. Just a suggestion Wu. Just a suggestion.