Jason Wu's NYFW collection could not have ticked more of the right boxes: elegant, feminine, young and eclectic. The collection was fresh, with classic pussy-bow and high-neck collared blouses being teased with high-waisted "roller-girl" hot pants. The shapes were exciting - although admittedly not new - and could easily appeal to the masses. The sleek elegance of the compositions of the bottom two are the highlights for me- the feminine and modest striped blouse being offset by a pair of statement shorts, and with the addition of subtle accessories what is there not to like?
The clean eye-make up yet statement coral orange lips were perfectly tamed by the mainly monochrome palette. Shoes too were kept simple but they seemed to work perfectly with every outfit.
The femininity of the collection stands out through the sharply articulated waist lines highlighted by the shorts and many rippling peplum skirts. I have never been much of a pattern lover so i must stress that I have deliberately not displayed the many disc-printed garments which were shown.
The photo directly above shows my favourite of the collection- a hard-shouldered leather jacket sinched in at the waist to create a beautiful peplum shape. The edgy-ness of the leather has then been offset with a delicate emerald collar- perfection. The jacket epitomises the type of leather item I am looking for this Winter.
This has been one of my favourite collections so far and has definitely influenced me to re-think what to wear to LFW!