New York fashion week: Jason Wu didn't take the easy route for spring styles
NEW YORK (AP) - After a fall collection that was heavily sculpted and engineered, Jason Wu set off to craft spring styles that emphasised ease.
That proved rather difficult.
The clothes he previewed on Friday at New York Fashion Week at a loft space in Soho were "a dialogue between construction and ease". The bias-cut, gold-beaded dress Karen Elson wore to open the show was a sign of the delicate approach that was followed up with feather-light and sometimes sheer slip dresses. Those dresses, some covered in tiny beads, were technically difficult to execute, Wu said.
It impressed tennis star Maria Sharapova, who sat in the front row and then went backstage to pose for photos with Wu. Other celebrity guests included Alicia Keys and Jessica Pare of Mad Men fame.