Jason Wu Spring Summer 2013

A highly disappointing Jason Wu show, whose signature ladylike chic has been replaced by Versace-esque mixes of leather and lace. I have always liked his young take on “ladies who lunch” and this show, lacking in colour, elegance, and personality, felt all wrong. Even the shorts suits, which were very pretty and nicely cut, featured hot pants. It is easy to put a model into a pair of tailored hot pants and make her look good, but how about trying to cut a shorts suit that will flatter a person of normal height, who can’t wear Daisy Dukes to the office?

I love…

New York, catwalk, runway show, spring summer 2013, Jason Wu

chic leather pants (yes, that IS possible) and a very pretty lace top.

I loathe…

New York, catwalk, runway show, spring summer 2013, Jason Wu

when Jason Wu, who is supposed to be about chic, ladylaike fashion, does bra tops and cut out leather skirts. There are a lot of brands who do this already, give us something they don’t.

New York, catwalk, runway show, spring summer 2013, Jason Wu

the no-pants look. This ONLY looks good on Lady Gaga.

New York, catwalk, runway show, spring summer 2013, Jason Wu

when Jason Wu tries to do Haider Ackermann, and it looks terrible.

New York, catwalk, runway show, spring summer 2013, Jason Wu

corsets, leather, and lace. Are we at Versace?

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • Dimitar

    It felt different from what we’ve seen already from him and different in a bad way. May be there were a couple of pieces that were signiture, but the other stuff was too pop. I don’t really think there’s a piece that Michelle Obama (his PR :D) would wear.

  • http://sartorialpanda.blogspot.com/ Melissa Gatchalian

    I agree! The first look was gorgeous but it all went downhill from there.

  • Ona_in_Barcelona

    I actually really liked this. I think he took some potentially ultra-tacky materials and made them fit his pretty, ladylike aesthetic. That cut-out lace skirt is beautiful (though the styling definitely wasn’t)! I don’t know anyone else making anything similar to this.

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