INSIDE THE COLLECTION
For Fall 2020 Jason Wu was in pursuit of sublime romanticism. The inspiration began with Egon Schiele, most notably the sensual nature and sinuous line quality of his works. This idea was contrasted by a study in exotic orchid varieties with vibrant colors and soft petal textures seen in the collection, exuding a sensual mood throughout. Jason worked with artist Jessica May Underwood to capture the graphic message of the season. The motif of hand painted wild orchids rendered in celadon organza and printed black silk charmeuse captured the expressive lines in Schiele’s paintings. Surface treatments and delicate embroidery techniques played an integral part in creating the rich textures. Three gauzy silk tulle gowns are resplendent with over 100,000 Swarovski crystals and tiny metal studs applied by hand by the artisans in our NYC atelier. Textured organza strips were hand applied on a Peacock Blue dress, a bare shoulder accentuating the ruffles fluid curves. Feathered pieces in cherry blossom, nude and sapphire blue all echo the theme of ethereal elegance and refinement that is the very DNA of Jason Wu Collection.