Jason Wu‘s fall 2014 show opened with a statuesque Adriana Lima — wearing a black wool crepe jacket and trousers with a sheer, beaded silk shell underneath — exuding that sense of strength and confidence for which the Jason Wu woman has become known.
A moody, piano-driven soundtrack set the tone for the collection, which consisted of dark shades of forest green, aubergine, gray and black. Much like his offering for spring, Wu showed plenty of slinky, bias cut dresses, reminiscent of the ’90s-era supermodels, as well as smartly tailored separates — wide-leg trousers and fitted, embroidered tops made a number of appearances — for a range of pieces that can be described as power dressing with a side of sex appeal.
Another prominent feature of the collection was the outerwear. Wu showed heavy, oversized coats of wool, leather and fur that, while appearing super warm, tended to swallow up the slender models. The girls who came down the runway in one of Wu’s languid dresses, however, were a pleasure to watch walk away: As each model turned the corner, the dresses — with cutouts and silk panels that the audience could see from the front — were accented with interesting, often intricate backs (see below). Certainly one of those “I hate to see you go, but I love to watch you leave” situations, especially since Karlie Kloss — and her world-famous walk — closed the show.
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