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Jason Wu’s Way With Wool

New York Fashion Week – the first of the major events on the seasonal global fashion calendar – has begun for the spring/summer 2017 collections, with Taiwanese-born designer Jason Wu showcasing a collection of wool pieces that demonstrated his innate ability to dress a woman. 

Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2017


In his new collection, the designer did just that, presenting a series of expertly tailored pieces – including a form-fitting coat dress, a ruffle-finished bandeau dress and asymmetrical skirts – in easy-to-wear Merino wool. Special finishes, such as metallic taffeta pleats and banding, added a sense of summery femininity to the pieces, as is Wu’s unique skill.

Mitchell Oakley Smith is The Woolmark Company’s Global Content & Creative Manager. His writing has appeared in Architectural Digest, Belle, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, The Australian and Vogue, and he is the author of five books on art, fashion and design.