Designer: Jason Wu
Season: Spring/Summer 2012
Favorite Models: Karlie Kloss, Lindsey Wixson, Daphne Groeneveld
Make-up/ hair highlights: Bright salmon/red colored lipstick.The Look:
"... translated into 1930s prints, but with the dynamic allure of West Coast surferwear to keep things safely within “American sportswear with a hint of couture” territory. “There’s definitely a sense of scuba,” he said, walking past the board shorts and camp shirts hanging on racks in his midtown studio, each elevated into daywear with swirling patterns and sharply bordered neon-yellow color-blocking. “Nothing here is actually neoprene, though; it’s just made to look like it.” That was cleverly achieved with his wetsuit-inspired minidresses, which were constructed from padded silk and therefore held a familiar molded form on hangers.
There were, of course, evening dresses in the mix. Floor-sweeping black chiffon was embroidered with delicate white flowers and treated with tiny globs of latex paint that gave the shiny appearance of beading, while his approach to tweed on fit-and-flare frocks—made to look like canvas and lined in leather for a tough, boyish edge—brought to mind a modern Jackie Onassis, particularly when accessorized with an oversize canvas clutch. Now, if only he’d thought to splash his whimsical Puerto Rican prints over an actual wetsuit, the Hamptons-bound surfing contingent would be fully satisfied."- Esther Adams/ Vogue.com