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Jason Wu Fall/Winter 2022: Graphic Allure and Emotion

Reshaping the eternally romantic shape of the bow in an abstract, sculptural way Jason Wu is known for, a detail becomes a symbol and statement. Matching or complementing the runway floral arrangements, some prints take you to an imaginary walk in nature, urging you to appreciate natural beauty, including that of no-makeup makeup faces. Romanticism reigns supreme in sleek ruffles and chin-grazing tulle concoctions. First impressions from the Jason Wu FW22 show at the NYFW come down to a glorious mix of modernity and femininity, quite signature of the designer.

Inspired by graphic, hand-drawn fashion illustrations from the 1950s, the Fall 2022 collection is an homage to American couture craftsmanship. The collection expresses the linear, poetic quality of these images through elegant, sculptural silhouettes and dramatic
volume.

Glamour seemingly from another era is given a decidedly modern twist through the exploration of innovative techniques fit for today’s digital world. Bold warp prints and ottoman taffeta are given a waterproof treatment while organza bead embroidery is intricately scattered across a washed memory viscose cotton.

Lingerie-inspired details at the core of the house’s DNA, are highlighted by pleated flocked velvet tulle, lace embroidery, and exaggerated bandeaus. A sober color palette of black and white, seen through multiple iterations of subtly shimmering tweed, is infused with pops of vibrant
color.

Fall 2022 represents a deeply personal collection, dedicated to Jason’s late cat Jinxy, it is filled with raw emotion that celebrates beauty and an appreciation for life.

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