I'm willing the autumn/winter 2014 season to come to an end. Spring is floating in front of us like a distant mirage yet we're still stuck in the confines of layers and knits.
Now that New York Fashion Week has started we're bypassing spring altogether and going straight into next winter's wardrobes. It's all a bit hard to get your head around but, with collections as beautiful as Jason Wu's latest, it's worth making an effort to comprehend.
His show was stocked full of covetable separates and a slew of drool worthy dresses. The shapes were simple and streamlined. Necklines were either plunging or crew neck. The colour palette paid homage to an old school Banana Republic one with army greens, blacks, creams and a splattering of blood red. He has been criticized for lacking drama with this collection but I'd argue the normality of it provides its strength. What's lacking in extravagance is made up for in sheer wearability.
The coats were perfection, the leather shift faultless, and the knotted back black dress the perfect companion for any unseasonably warm winter's night. To top it all off there was a little red structured bag that would look effortless draped over any girls arm.
Jason Wu's fall show felt less White House and more youthful. It wasn't corporate or overly structured. Not too girly or too blatantly sexy. It walked the fine line of being perfectly conservative in a way that Americans do best. Because for all its reservedness it still packed a serious punch. Add a black leather biker jacket and Converse to any of these looks and your golden in my book.
Photos via style.com