In the age of fast fashion, looks can go from a sketch to runway to retail in an unbelievably short stretch of time. Some designers thrive on making customers wait for new looks’ availability during these stretches of time, while others provide faster access to looks online and in-stores. Changes in the tried-and-true fashion formulas are more than apparent this Fall season.
A source of inspiration for many is Jason Wu, the go-to stylist for Michelle Obama, who is known for going outside the realms of what’s expected in the fashion and retail industries. In 2016, he moved beyond the runway to debut Grey Jason Wu, which is an alternative for women who desire a more casual (and less expensive) look than his evening collections. Wu also has a mission-driven edge to his brand; he recently designed a doll after Amanda Lepore, the former NYC club kid and singer, author, and champion of programs that benefit AIDS charities.
While Wu tends to be known for embracing a look of layered textures (practically year-round), he has jumped into new markets, including the creation of a collection for plus-sized retailer ELOQUII this Fall.
Wu’s Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear collection has shapes and proportions that won’t flatter the bodies of most, but the colors and mix of textures continue to stand out.
We look forward to watching how the collection plays out this season, and seeing what Wu and his team come up with for 2019.
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