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43 Reasons Why We Can't Wait For Jason Wu's Spring Collection

Aug 27 2014 - 6:00am

Taipei-born designer Jason Wu [1] has quite an eclectic background. He started out as a freelance doll-clothing designer but quickly made a name for himself with real girls in the fashion world with his luxe, superfeminine sportswear. Wu's easy, glamorous designs are a hit among stylish stars like Diane Kruger [2], Blake Lively [3], and Natalie Portman [4] — not to mention First Lady Michelle Obama, whom he dressed for the Inaugural Ball both in 2008 and 2013. And who could forget that Target collection [5]! Each of Wu's collections is impeccably crafted, blending classic haute couture techniques with a modern, sophisticated sensibility. Take a look back at Wu's most notable runway moments now.

— Additional reporting by Robert Khederian

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Jason Wu Fall 2014

Surprising flashes of skin made for an edgy contrast to more elegant accessories.

Jason Wu Fall 2014

Jason Wu [6] paid careful attention to texture, playing up monochrome looks with large furry clutches.

Jason Wu Spring 2014

The fastest way to give the safari jacket a sexy update? Make it see-through.

Jason Wu Spring 2014

Expert seamwork and different types of fabric gave texture and visual interest to this elegant gown.

Jason Wu Spring 2014

While Jason Wu [7] may have based his Spring 2014 collection in neutrals, he didn't abandon glamour. Here, he paired a pencil skirt with a sequined tank.

Jason Wu Fall 2013

Ostrich feathers, a major trend [8] of the season, played up the femme fatale vibe that was created in the chandelier lit hall.

Jason Wu Fall 2013

Also seductive: the illusion strips carved into Wu's formfitting knits.

Jason Wu Fall 2013

There was an immediate sophistication present in the collection which Jason Wu [9] dubbed his "most womanly, most grown-up." Shapely peplums enhanced the curves of the models, while alluring strappy sandals added extra appeal.

Jason Wu Spring 2013

Wu closed out his show with a glimmering blue gown with leather harness.

Jason Wu Spring 2013

Wu infused pops of color in sleek silhouettes.

Jason Wu Spring 2013

Ladylike lace got a sexy edge from leather panels.

Jason Wu Fall 2012

Wu paid homage to his native Taiwan with luxe details and pretty prints.

Jason Wu Fall 2012

This showstopper featured strong shoulders and a sexy slit.

Jason Wu Spring 2012

Graphic florals made a Spring statement.

Jason Wu Spring 2012

Peplum details were a huge trend in Wu's Spring '12 collection.

Jason Wu Spring 2012

We saw the resurgence of hot pants and pussy-bow blouses for Spring.

Jason Wu Fall 2011

Wu also showed his iteration on the menswear trend for Fall '11 with fresh white tuxedo blazers, skinny pants, and bow ties.

Jason Wu Fall 2011

Bold pops of cobalt blue paired with lace for Fall.

Jason Wu Fall 2011

It was all about masquerade-chic and full-on glamour for Fall '11 — Wu showed gorgeous gowns and outfitted his models in lace masks. Diane Kruger [10] wore this particular gown to the Met Gala in 2011.

Jason Wu Spring 2011

We love the look of a striped top and white petal skirt for Spring.

Jason Wu Spring 2011

Karlie Kloss walked the Spring '11 runway in a vibrant hot-pink chiffon gown.

Jason Wu Spring 2011

Spring '11 showed lots of wide-leg trousers and statement-making silk tops.

Jason Wu Resort 2011

Slouchy silk dresses and nude heels looked cool and confident.

Jason Wu Resort 2011

Resort '11 showed a jaunty, boy-meets-girl Parisian chic.

Jason Wu Fall 2010

Pops of color, pretty printed blouses, and gladiator-esque sandals were shown on the Fall '10 runway.

Jason Wu Fall 2010

Wu showed gorgeous prints and exaggerated silhouettes for Fall.

Jason Wu Fall 2010

Fall '10 brought layers of white organza.

Jason Wu Spring 2010

A sexy deep V-neck and colorful prints make for a perfect Spring night-out look.

Jason Wu Spring 2010

A frothy bubble dress with a wide black belt for Spring '10 (Zoe Saldana [11] wore this dress to the Critics' Choice Awards in 2010).

Jason Wu Spring 2010

Jazzy mixed prints for Spring 2010.

Jason Wu Resort 2010

Pops of red-orange and layers of polka dots are a cool, beachy-chic look for Resort.

Jason Wu Resort 2010

Bright and textural for Resort 2010.

Jason Wu Resort 2010

Resort 2010 brought wispy, ultrafemme frocks and colored sandals.

Jason Wu Fall 2009

Polka dots and Frida Kahlo-inspired glamour for Fall.

Jason Wu Fall 2009

Chanel Iman walked the Fall '09 runway in a bold bubble dress with a printed bodice and deep red lipstick.

Jason Wu Fall 2008

Wu showed vintage-inspired luxe for Fall 2008.

Jason Wu Fall 2008

A nod to the 1940s for Fall — deep jewel tones and leather gloves.

Jason Wu Fall 2007

We love this fire engine red strapless dress from Wu's Fall '07 collection — easy glam at its finest.

Jason Wu Fall 2007

Fall 2007 brought moody glamour with pops of mustard.

Jason Wu Spring 2007

Sweet, girlie day dresses were a must for Spring '07.

Jason Wu Spring 2007

For Spring '07, Wu showed his now-signature voluminous strapless gowns with layers of tulle.

Jason Wu Fall 2006

Slim-fitting metallic pants made a serious Fall statement.

Jason Wu Fall 2006

Silky, chocolate-colored satin tea dresses punctuated Wu's Fall 2006 collection.


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