Sunday, February 10, 2013

LBS Runway Report: Jason Wu Fall 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama is one of the most fashionable president’s wives ever. Like ever. She’s the style muse of thousands of sophisticated ladies, like our own Christina. But one of the hundreds of things I admire about FLOTUS is her power in the fashion world. She transforms designers into elite household names. Ask Jason Wu. After Michelle donned two elegant Wu originals for both inaugurations, he’s reached the upper echelon of American contemporary designers.

Wu used his Fall 2013 collection to prove why he’s on FLOTUS’ speed dial. His eye for fashion has matured this season. It is sexier and edgier than past collections, but his signature sleekness was also prevalent on his black-and-white, square catwalk. Geometrical designs, belted waistlines, square shoulders, a darker-hued palette … I’m in love. Wu’s collection, full of tailored pants that can easily transition from the office to a Thai dinner with the girls, is for the grown woman. 

From the red belted-trench with military-style buttons to a chiffon-pleated skirt paired with an edgy mini-leather jacket, Wu found his stride: Elegant women with a purpose. Wu’s collection is for the women like FLOTUS, professional and elegant, but also full of vibrant personality. I especially adore this chic black and white halter dress with leather shoulders and a chiffon bodice. Super sexy. I can see Michelle donning it to a dinner for a dignitary. 

The models embodied the feminine theme of this collection with their sleek ponytails and simply-beat faces. And the chandelier in the center of the runway was the perfect complement. 

We were hoping Michelle made an appearance in the front row, but she had First Lady duties to tend to. Unfortunately, none of our faves were in attendance, but regardless, Wu has earned his stripes with this collection.

What do you think of Jason Wu’s collection? 

- Evette Dionne

Photo credit: Style.com
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