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”
The gold velvet dress and black velvet pantsuit just kill me. I love the fact that he used such an unexpected texture for these designs – it really made me view velvet in a new light!
Both of them are just insanely good – love them! That’s lovely, he managed to bring out the best of velvet by that gold dress! Xx
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Thank you! Xx
I’m not a fan of the floral print at all but I’d happily take any of the velvet – especially the gold dress! The sheer looks are really nice too and I agree about the Dior vibes.
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Not the best part of collection for sure. But he did so well with the velvet pieces and that gold dress is a stunner! Xx
These are so lovely! Thank you for sharing.
Le Bella Gypsy
Thank you love, glad you loved them! Xx
JAson is a master of modern femininity, and gets better and better with each show. Obsessed with that floral/frill dress!
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So true and great way to explain his design with modern femininity! Xx
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!
It’s so so pretty! And I know, he’s done so much so it’s crazy that he’s only 34! Xx
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 🙂
Indeed, some of the looks could need some re-doing! But love the idea behind it though and many looks are on point! Xx
Lovely collections! Happy Valentine’s Day by the way! What did you do? 🙂
Aww, same! Haha, I ate chocolate and drank some champagne! Xx
That gold look is awesome!
I know, my fashion heart skipped a beat haha! Xx
You’re right, the velvet dresses really are AMAAAAZING. Can you even imagine getting to wear one of them?!
Hahah right?! They’re so so so pretty! Xx
wow i am obsessing over the entire collection! great photos babe xo, sharon
It’s a chic one! Xx
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 (https://www.polyvore.com/jason_wu_fall_17_favorites/collection?id=6326527) if that helps to explain what I mean.
I hope your week is off to a great start Mia!
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YAY haha, we shared a lot of favorite looks! Like the camel sweater with the neck statement. And of course, all the velvet looks too! Xx
I love all of them
So many great ones! Xx
I like Jason Wu. And I agree with you. it would be great his designs were more wearable.
Some looks could need some adjustment indeed! Xx
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!
The velvet looks are gorgeous! And thank you love for the kind words! Xx
I love Jason Wu’s collection. Always feminine with a bit of edge.
So true, it’s a great balance of both! Xx
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!
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Hahah thank you love! The dress is a stunning one indeed!! Xx
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!
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
very cool looks! fun picks from the collection!
It was a great one! Xx
Such a cool collection!
Straight A Style
Ikr?! So stylish! Xx
Those are really pretty! I love the asymmetric details.
Treats and Trends
They’re so pretty though! Xx
So COOL! Love everything about this post my dearest :)))
Much love, Hadasah
Aww, thank you love! Xx
That gold metallic dress is INSANE! Love the cut and the way it shines. I loved his whole collection this year too XO
It’s so so pretty! That shade of gold is so pretty and flattering with the cut! Xx
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
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
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
The details are lovely, even though they’re simple, they are chic and fills their function! aww, thank you dolls! Xx
Totally agreeing with you on your points, girl. Especially about sending the gold velvet dress my way 😉 Loving fall recap reviews because that means spring is coming!
Hahah yes, yes and yes please! It’s too pretty though! Xx
The new collection from Jason Wu is quite good, but I have to agree with you, some details could have been changed. Although, I would totally wear one of those check masculine suits. Have a nice week ahead. x
The suits were so chic though, loved them! They had a nice balance of contemporary and classic! Xx
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