New York Fashion Week AW14/15 Series: Jason Wu





I’m kicking off this season’s Fashion Week coverage with Jason Wu‘s New York show for AW14/15. I was particularly attracted to the way that Wu took a more androgynous approach to glamour – shapes were long and lean rather than full and feminine for his signature elegant evening wear.

Black, silver and petrol blue were the colours of the collection. With 1940s meets 1990s styling, bias cut dresses with spaghetti straps and velvet gowns along with some seriously luxe suiting was order of the day. Dazed magazine suggested this collection was reminiscent of 90s Gwyneth Paltrow – think slinky metallics and sinuous gowns.

Overall, a very likable collection From Jason Wu.

Photos: Sonny Vandevelde.

New York Fashion Week Favorites RTW SS14

Jason Wu SS14 RTW NYFW

Peter Som RTW SS14 NYFW

Prabal Gurung NYFW SS14 RTW

Alexander Wang RTS SS14 NYFWWhilst I may not be at New York Fashion Week in person this year, Blog Reader, I’m across the way in the state of Georgia enjoying the start to my break here.  Keeping up with the new designer collections has been a real pleasure for the opening days of the New York shows – mostly for the emphasis on sporty looks and separates.  Here are some of my favourites:

First up (image top) Jason Wu‘s bias cuts, lots of mesh and lace and the usual dramatic dresses, this time with flowing trains.

Secondly (image two) Peter Som, of which Vogue tells us:

“Pictures of 1950s surfer girls, James Dean in cool jackets, and a beach-bound VW helped sum up the look for spring: ‘It’s surfing mixed with menswear and the ease of being away at the beach, with a downtown twist,’ Som called it. And though his references were vintage, the collection—sporty, graphic, and clean-lined—was not. ‘I really came to it thinking about American sportswear and what that is, and feeling that separates are becoming more and more important’.”

The details at Prabal Gurung (image three) really inspired me. I recently bought a perspex harness from Zana Bayne and Gurung gave me some thoughts on how to style it.  The collection overall boasted floral prints, high waist skirts (perfect for the crop tops and jumpers also present on the catwalks so far) and the usual elegance one can expect from the design house.

Finally, Alexander Wang (final image) receives a glowing review from me.  The relaxed pants, crop styles and asymmetrical cuts are instantly wearable. Erin Wasson closed the show in a lovely dress. What a shame I can’t take it on honeymoon with me next week…


Do you have a favourite collection so far, Blog Reader?

Friday Lingerie Lust: Lingerie Inspiration

Jason Wu Leather pants lace top lingerie as outerwear inspiration styleonthecouch

Paul Seville Tufi Duek StyleOnTheCouch Lingerie Lust Inspiration

Zac Posen Fortnight Lingerie Pastel Lingerie Inspiration StyleOnTheCouchThis week’s Friday Lingerie Lust is a round up of my current inspirations and obsessions. First up, my continuing love affair with leather and leather accessories, with Paul Seville being high up on the most coveted list. Seville’s creations; belts, harnesses and accessories are made from an exotic selection of leathers such as snakeskin – all hand finished to appear vintage-y with a fantasy feel. (Think Game of Throne’s Queen of Dragons).

Peachy, pinky pastels are very much in vogue right now.  I’m rather inspired by this bra and pencil high waist skirt look by Jason Wu, whose recent collections have mixed leather body accessories with fairytale gowns, a striking combination.

Finally, I continue to add lingerie-as-outerwear inspiration to my pinterest boards.  Zac Posen’s line for SS13 was a delightfully glamorous display of tulle and chiffon designed for women ‘to find joy and power in dressing’.  I’ll take that as a mental note for choosing my underpinnings, thank you Mr Posen!

Hope you find some lovely inspiration here this Friday, Blog Reader.

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