Collection Review: Jason Wu Fall 2017 RTW

Remember the collection reviews I did once a fashion week last time around? Well, you all seemed to love them so let’s bring them back! First out is a review from New York Fashion Week (that’s still going on btw). I already have a lot of opinions about the start of this fashion month, but I’m saving them to Friday. First things first though, here’s the collection review of Jason Wu Fall 2017 ready-to-wear! Catch the full collection here.

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Details: Jason Wu

Jason Wu is a 34-year old Canadian that’s already hit home run in his fashion career, being famous for dressing Michelle Obama often (including inaugurations). He has had his own label since 2007 and has New York has his fashion base. His design aesthetic is  a mix of minimalism, classic elegance and functionalism. He often mixes sporty vibes with old Hollywood glam.

Jason Wu Fall 2017 RTW

Wu stayed true to his prefered taste for this year’s fall collection. The collection has a clear core in the 1940s style of clothes meeting the sporty vibe with fishnet, cold shoulders and asymmetrical cuts. The colors are reminiscent of the 40s with camel, grey, moss-green, bright red and of course black! There’s a lot of pantsuits, dresses and jumpsuits – all with a more or less defined waist. The collection emphasize on curves with precise drapes. Overall, the collection feels day going night, with white floral dresses  going over to luxurious and glam velvet. The collection’s storyline is also translatable to morning at the office and night at the party, with classic style features for respective side! For example, an early look is a grey pantsuit and one of the last looks is a golden velvet dress. Day to night, work to party, early to late!

Thoughts on the collection

Perhaps these are the wrong words of expression, as the collection is finalized, but the collection has potential! If I were able to give notes before the final draft, I would have (lol, you can dream). The storyline of day to night is an old but gold one and worthy of exploring. The early looks of defined pantsuits and asymmetrical dresses, in shades of camel and grey, are not the best. But the idea of going 1940s office style in a glam and functional touch is a fun one, and the exact shades of grey and camel they’ve chosen are so good!

The white asymmetric day/summer dresses are also okey, but might be too close to the early awkward years of 00s where asymmetric dresses were do or die (almost). There’s a lovely look of a sweater with a nice neck detail and midnight blue pants that is both modern, casual and something for the everyday woman (see the slideshow). The velvet dresses are all genius and model Alicia Burke in the golden velvet dress literally gave me shivers, it’s pure beauty! (Don’t know about the styling though, who thought those shoes were the best option, and the shade of red lipstick is too bright and glossy to the velvet. If I am to be specific about it. Which I am).

The black velvet pantsuit with the asymmetric sleeve is genius and I can see a lot of celebs and fashionistas working it. Same goes for the green leo velvet dress and the top as well. They’re stylish, they’re glam, they feel contemporary and they’re flattering too. However, two of the best looks of this show feels more Dior than Wu. I’m talking about the red blazer dress and the black tulle dress (see below). Without seeing them in the context of Wu, I’d guess that they are a feature in a Dior show. Well well, Dior or not. I’d take that black tulle dress any day of the week!


As stated, this collection has potential. All the looks had more or less a good intention, but there was always some details that could’ve been changed to make the looks more appealing/wearable. But as always, this is just my opinion. Wu and his team did a nice job with the balance of modern and classic and created some attractive pieces that are probably already sold out. (For real though, can someone send me the golden velvet dress?). Well, simply put, the collection is good going for great (but lacks some qualities).

Folks, what are your thoughts on Jason Wu Fall 2017? Leave a comment below! Xx

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54 thoughts on “Collection Review: Jason Wu Fall 2017 RTW

  1. I agree with you about that gold velvet dress, what a stunner! I also agree about those shoes–not what I would have picked, they seem to compete with the dress! I didn’t know Jason Wu is only 34?! Impressive!

  2. It’s a fabulous collection, though I think I’m on board with your opinion of some of the details needing tweaking to make them more universally ‘wearable’! That said, I really love the unusual choice of fabrics and various prints used throughout! Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂

  3. I’ve been on the fence about this collection. There were a good handful of sophisticated, dress-to-impress looks that I fell in love with. I wasn’t crazy about most of the patterns though. Some of the looks almost seemed too 80’s, and not in the best way. The collection in general was probably still a win for me though, because of the aforementioned sophisticated looks. I’d wear them in a heartbeat. Not to plug my own things, but my favorite looks are here ( if that helps to explain what I mean.

    I hope your week is off to a great start Mia!

    Amber –

  4. To be sincere, this collection didn’t amazed me so much… Like you said has potential, especially in velvet looks, but at the end don’t result so impressive, it’s like lacking of something really attractive.
    Very nice and interesting review, hun!

  5. That gold velvet dress is stunning! I enjoyed reading your thoughts on the collection, too. You seem pretty spot on with the observations about it!

    Kathryn •

  6. I get what you mean about some of the pieces being odd (I don’t know how I feel about that camel cut out choker sweater mix, maybe in a different color) and those two specific pieces being more of a Dior vibe, especially the black tulle. I think he nailed the velvet pieces, tho~ The colors and designs look amazing used with the fabric, absolutely gorgeous! I think the stylist for that golden velvet number should’ve gone with a pair of gold metallic strap sandals instead, it does look a bit off. I’m so eager to know your thoughts overall about the shows, you have such attention to detail, so I’m curious and will be awaiting Friday’s post! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this particular collection and I hope you’re having the most amazing start to your week so far, gorgeous girlie!



    1. Hahah I loved that sweater, but it would probably be even better in a different color for sure! And gold metallic strap sandals are a great suggestion to the dress, those shoes just felt a bit off. Hahah, thank you for the love babe, you’ll surely get an update! Xx

  7. I think that Jason Wu should totally hire you as his advisor (where can we start a petition?!), you have so many interesting thoughts on this collection and fashion in general! It always amazes me, the way you can look at a piece in such a creative way. For me, it’s usually just ‘like’ or ‘don’t like’, haha! And with this collection, I think it’s a bit of both. I do like that golden dress, and I think that the last one is also very pretty although not something I could ever see myself pulling off. Personally, I like fashion that’s approachable, if that makes sense. Fancy pieces are pretty to look at, but I like something that I could actually wear! xoxo


    1. Hahah ohhh, yessss! I want a petition to that. And thank you love for the kind words, hahah, I might be a bit too critical when it comes to fashion sometimes. Yes, fashion and wearability is such an important combination and what will have a designer make it or break it in the end! Xx

  8. I am not sure how I feel about the collection as a whole, because there is just so much going on. But with that being said, I really love the attention to detail on each piece and how each one has their own pop. I love hearing your opinion!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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