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Editorial

Jason Wu freely admitted that he chose to present his collection off the runway because he was “very tired”. He felt the need to work in the atelier and these 16 looks were the result of the time he carved out for himself in the studio. The 16 midi and long dresses, including some pinstripe frocks trimmed in black lace, recalled Wu’s tailoring experience at Boss, while other asymmetric offerings were patchworked from laces the designer has used over the years. Bodices were fitted and skirts fluid, except for a navy blue sheath with a ruffled neckline and a black one with a split and jewel appliqués on the shoulders. The designer’s latest work was a clear, measured response to so much improbable, undone fashion.