Leather, lace, scarlet lips, sheer, harnesses, black and monochrome, yet very refined ...
the new trends for S/S 2013 are emerging
Set in the St. John Centre Warehouse of the West Side Highway, a white runway with black lines, and a huge mirror, creating a duality. It was like escaping into a woman's world of glamour and intrigue, a dark beauty.
Jason Wu, walked away from his formal style and introduced his woman to a new kind of feminine edgyness. You can envisage this woman walking along the beach at the French Riviera or Capri, or walking into the office with confidence and poise.
The collection included a combination of black and white , leather, sheer and lace. The harnesses were present again, as much as they were in BCBG's Max Azria S/S 13 collection.
Beautiful tailored suits, paired up with pretty, 1950's style high waisted shorts, similar to culottes. Cigarette pants and A-line skirts, paired up with, bralets, body suits or a leather tailored jacket. The textiles and materials bring images to mind of pin-ups and that of a dominatrix with figure hugging silhouettes and belts which defined the waist, enhancing the seductive trait of women.
Soft-pink, coral and navy blue made an appearance on the runway, styled with either black or white, to give a bit of contrast and to remind us about the Spring/Summer season, seeing that black will be very dominant in next year's summer collections.
The shoes had studded details, especially around the ankle, and the court shoes had a transparent detail, which added more to that suggestive feeling of the collection. Hat bags, leopard clutches and sheer gloves added a subtle touch, in contrast with the very bold looks.
The hair reaffirmed Wu's refined woman, styled with a side parting and a very smooth texture and magnetic scarlet red lips.
This collection is one of the most raved about collections at New York Fashion Week, Wu has moved away from his formalities but kept his identity well in tact, his woman is refined, confident and has no room for doubt, she knows what she wants.