Jason Wu took his Resort 2012 collection to Puerto Rico, and packed some bathing suits, too. Indeed, this was Wu’s first attempt at swimwear, and the chartreuse one-piece–inspired by scuba wear–delivered. In fact, we could see Wu’s client pair it with the ultra-flattering, comfy looking navy knit trousers (piped with, yes, chartreuse). Other Puerto Rican colors were folded into the mix, including a peachy pink (in wallpaper florals and scuba sweaters) as well as electric blue.
His stable of shoes and bags–quickly becoming a seasonal highlight–was amped up with shocks of neon. There was also a take on the high-heel loafer that will be quite hard for this writer to resist should it appear on Moda Operandi sooner than later.
Wu’s signature lies in his ability to do dressed up, pretty clothes with just a hint of masculinity, which makes them less precious. Whether it’s the leather detailing on a sheer button-up blouse or a scuba suit-like silhouette on a day dress, the woman who invests in Wu’s aesthetic believes very much in her own ability to wear clothes well. And luckily for them, he believes in it, too.
Click through to view the collection.
**Photos courtesy of Jason Wu.