Jason Wu’s Timelessness

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Photography Frank Sun

Published September 11, 2015

For Jason Wu’s Spring/Summer ’16 collection, glamor seemed to be on the forefront of the designer’s mind. Saddle-bag toting models graced the runway with a unifying classic red lip and chic slicked-back ballerina bun (nods to the classic beauty of the 1940s and ’50s), while the garments had something a little different in mind. Vibrantly feminine evening dresses with ruffle taffeta or racy lace details were contrasted by Wu’s signature impeccably tailored suits, jackets, and shorts with fraying fringe edges. The result: A futuristic vision of what glamor will soon become, heightened by Wu’s metallic and shimmering color palettes. If Umberto Boccioni ever designed womenswear, we imagine it might end up something like this.