Jason Wu Fall Winter 2013

When driving home the other day I began to dread New York fashion week (actually, all of fashion month, but particularly New York) because their shows are always the most commercial, and therefore the most boring. I thought to myself, why bother? But then I remembered that commercial clothing is what most people actually wear, and also that I often harp on about how so many designers don’t make clothes that people CAN wear. So yes, these commercial collections are important.

But do they need a fashion show? Can’t we just do shows for the big, crazy, outlandish brands, and then the more tame brands can save money, time, and stress, and just put on simple showroom presentations? I mean, think about it, who leaves the Jason Wu show going “Oh my god, that was AMAZING!!!!” No one. Because it isn’t really that amazing, he just makes beautiful clothes for real (slim, rich, stylish) women. That’s great when you are shopping, but not worth trekking out in a blizzard to see on a catwalk for fifteen minutes.

I love…

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fur sleeves. I ALWAYS love fur sleeves.

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a simple, familiar silhouette that feels refreshingly new (and a lot like Alaïa, but that’s ok sometimes.)

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that a full length white gown doesn’t always have to look like a wedding dress.

I loathe…

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strapless dresses with peplums. OVER IT.

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those eighties shoulders.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • H.T

    My initial reaction to this collection was “is this…Versace?” It’s scary when Jason Wu starts to look like Versace. It’s scary when even Versace looks like Versace.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    There are some Versace elements, but this is way too conservative and not scary enough to be Versace. :-)