For their sophomore collection, the ex-Trovata duo tried to give their preppy girl a refined, elegant edge with plenty of cocktailwear fussy stuff rendered in hammered satin and silk jersey that felt like an afterthought compared with the casual-cool separates (and great mens wear) for which theyre known.
How appropriate for Gossip Girls Leighton Meester to be sitting front row at Jason Wu as the young designer turned out a collection of polished, ladylike looks inspired by a business trip to Japan, where he fell in love with the energy of Tokyo. It came through in saturated color, from a delicate fuchsia knit T to a rainbow of frocks. Known for his eveningwear, Wu did not disappoint, with an array of beautiful, easy gowns that were young and fresh, and sexy sheath dresses with French knots created by hand. Moving his collection forward, Wu ventured into sportswear with cashmere knits, unstructured jackets and shorts all rendered with his sophisticated hand.