When it comes to the top fashion trends to be seen on the runways, whether it is in terms of colors, patterns, styles, handbags, jewelry, hairstyles, makeup or nails, it appears that Jason Wu always has something unique and very cool to offer us measly fans who fall head over heels in love with so many of the brand’s latest looks. The Jason Wu pre-fall 2016 collection is no different really, particularly since it is clear that there was a lot of logic and reason that went into pulling together the lineup that will be available in stores for a long while yet.
According to Wu himself, it is all about creating clothes that people will desire. “Now, everything has to be considered. Pieces really have to be able to stand on their own.” The calculations were made, the cloth was cut and the creations of an impeccable mind have truly wowed us now. The guiding factor has been Le Corbusier colors, while there is a very clear fight between the masculine and the feminine going on, with some pieces within the 23-look collection falling to one side of the spectrum and the others preferring the more feminine wiles.
Slouchy trousers and matching jackets are countered with mature midi dresses with small slits up the sides and a deeper neckline showing off just enough cleavage to yell sexy soccer mom. We have plaid dresses and slouchy, more masculine appearing suits with just enough tailoring to appear feminine enough, the added pearls around the neck offsetting the boyish effects of the shorn curly hair.
Some trends we notice other than the slouchy trousers and the midi hems to the skirts and dresses are high necks with faux ties and pretty pleats to go with it, some asymmetrical skirts, kitten heels and slingback shoes, long coats and patchwork pieces, pretty frills and translucent silhouettes. We fall for the silkier pieces that are all about the comfort given the looseness of the trousers and crisscrossed tops, while so many of the pieces seem to be made to accentuate the willowy slim figures of the ladies who dare to wear it.
Slits up the thighs, cutouts on the sides and deeper cuts to the necklines are a thing here, meaning one is sexy in comfort and still very much in style while following the latest trends. As for the transparent pieces, we can safely say that shapely legs are wanted and boy will they be looking amazing in these designs, particularly with all those lovely floral appliques on the dresses and shirts, left bare underneath. Details were what made the difference here, zippers put to good use as corset seaming on dresses and even jackets, sporty racer back designs on a pretty black and seemingly barely there dress looking all the more delectable.
When it comes to beauty looks, red lips mark the visage, often as the only patch of color on the skin that is bright and luminescent, kept quite bare to the world. Hair is parted from the center and pulled back or simply cut really short. Sometimes there are a few loose tendrils to be seen.
Photos courtesy of Vogue