Jason Wu Spring Summer 2014

If you saw the images of this show without knowing the designer, you would probably never guess Jason Wu. It looks more like Alexander Wang, or another one of New York’s many sporty chic designers. That’s not say I didn’t love some of the pieces in the collection, but the embellished sweatshirts are not him. That, combined with a huge number of sheer dresses, kind of annoyed me. Does he feel a pressure to be cool, like the rest of the young New York designers? He should stick to ladylike – that is what he does best. And so we begin four weeks of fashion shows.

I love…

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a loose trench in mint green.

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the skinniest spaghetti straps ever.

I loathe…

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that designers seem to think if you stick a famous model in a boring dress for the first look of your show, that people are going to be impressed. It doesn’t work. Plus, this tone of gold looks terrible on her.

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when Jason Wu designs bra top dresses with sheer bodies. Because Jason Wu women don’t wear that.

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that this looks like the Alexander Wang show.

New York fashion week, catwalk, runway show, review, critic, spring summer 2014, jason wu

too many sheer dresses. These will be lined when they go into store, so can’t they just line them for the catwalk, too?!?!

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • Sienna

    I like the skinny strap dress, but aside from that I find these incredibly unflattering! Way to o low cut arm pits. Is it just me or do these dresses make the models look like exaggerated pears? The one in white looks like she is wearing a diaper. $10000 to look like a pear wearing a diaper!

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Haha – I wouldn’t pay $10K to look like a pear in a diaper :-)