Dec 3, 2015


“Luxury people don’t want merchandise,” said Jason Wu at a recent preview of his latest Pre-Fall collection. “Beautiful clothes that you can have for a long time,” he added. So instead of treating Pre-Fall 2016 as a lesser-than collection, he imbued it with a genuine fashion message inspired by - the rich colours of Le Corbusier paintings and furniture, particularly the modernist’s pony-haired sling chair. “My entire house is grey flannel and Mid-Century modern, so in that way it’s very me,” explained the fashion designer.The fashion collection -Jason Wu Pre Fall 2016, with its lingerie slips dotted with 3-D florals and buttery leather dresses, was indeed very “him” — modern clothes for women who like to dress. But perhaps he’s loosening up a bit. The collection’s star was a pair of glen-plaid patchwork trousers with a zipper lining the seam from knee to ankle. Undo that zipper and the already wide leg became downright billowy, worn equally well with a matching blazer or a jacquard-knit cashmere sweater, topped off with a string of pearls. A patchwork fit-and-flare dress was seamed with zippers for the same effect: one could wear it quite close to the body, or a little further away.