Jason Wu Autumn Winter 2011

Last season I praised Jason Wu for being the new Oscar de la Renta, but in a more contemporary, modern way. I still feel he is doing a great job making clothing for women who want to be classy and beautiful and not overly trendy. The evening wear in this show reflected that nicely, however, the day wear seems a bit too young and “street” for my liking. Skinny trousers and little blazers are great, but I was hoping to see more of the elegant daywear that we’ve come to expect from Wu.

I love…

Jason Wu, New York Fashion Week, womenswear, autumn winter 2011

a super chic parka.

Jason Wu, New York Fashion Week, womenswear, autumn winter 2011

the delicate embroidery on the shoulders of this blouse.

Jason Wu, New York Fashion Week, womenswear, autumn winter 2011

a great evening blouse.

I loathe…

Jason Wu, New York Fashion Week, womenswear, autumn winter 2011

Jason Wu doing sweatshirts. Isn't he supposed to be the super classy designer? You can sweatshirts from everyone else!

Jason Wu, New York Fashion Week, womenswear, autumn winter 2011

skinny silhouettes that we've seen a million times before. But I love the layered lapels on this blazer.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • http://dearwinnie.com Chelsea Rae

    A lot of designers seem to be going to the menswear extreme. I wish Wu would have stayed a bit more ladylike, but we do always have Oscar for that. Oh,, and as disconnected as a sweatshirt seems from the Jason Wu aesthetic, the lace detailing is quite beautiful.

  • Sarah

    I actually love the skinny, sleek silhouettes. Sure, they’ve been done aplenty, but I think they’re classic Wu and they work over and over, season after season.

    I agree about the sweatshirt, though. It’s out of place.

    Sarah – Toronto editor – http://www.fashionotes.com

  • dee

    I can’t rock the skinny silhouette thanks to my genetics, but I agree that the last look looks done to death. However, I would kill for the second look. It would make me look a bit like Joan Holloway, but I want it.