INSIDE THE COLLECTION
Jason Wu Collection Spring 2020 is an exploration of fragility remade in strength. It all began with a withered flower. It’s warped crinkled petals seemingly frozen in a beautiful falling motion. From these images, shot by Maxime Poiblanc, emerged a play between hard and soft, delicate and powerful. The fabrics reflected this sentiment, the hero of the season is a washed satine which was made up in everything from a printed bralette to a black petaled ballgown. The material, both in solid and printed renditions, embodies the idea of structured imperfection. Hand washed Habotai Silks move diaphanously in an ink black gown. An off-white leather trench and skirt also donned this wrinkled effect, which offset the polish in the printed silk T-shirt swathed in crystals. True to the brand’s ethos, playing with the tension between opposites is a practice that brings out the best in Jason’s clothes, as embodied by the pure white bomber jacket and skirt. In contrast, moments of absolute beauty are at the heart of the brand, epitomized by a group of ethereal Tulle gowns laced with the most delicate edge stitched ruffles. The season wades back and forth between this firm embrace of American Sportswear and the couture evening looks that personify the brand.