Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Jason Wu Fashion Show Recap Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sponsored by BrizoSept 2012

Jason Wu 2013 Spring/Summer Show at The St. John's Center, NYC

Timeless Design That is Innovative and Fresh....

For his Spring/Summer 2013 Collection, Jason was inspired by the provocative, erotically charged imagery of photographer Helmut Newton and the soft, dream-like photos by photographer Lillian Bassman. The works of both photographers are centered on the female form.  Jason was inspired by the tension created by the hardness of Newton's imagery when contrasted with the gentle forms in Bassman's work"   -Description given in Wu's Fashion Show Program

Enjoy Nordstrom's you tube video of the fashion show.

Entrance to Studio 5 in St John's Center NYC

Highlights From The Show:

Jason Wu's Spring 2013 Fashion Show was graced with two big names in Fashion... Models, the beautiful Carolyn Murphy, The Face of Estee Lauder, who came out of retirement to open the show and the fabulous, Karlie Kloss

The dramatic music of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" opened the show with Carolyn Murphy leading the pack in Wu's "show stopping" interpretation of 
"the little black dress".  When you begin the best you set the bar pretty high for the rest, but Wu was capable of perfect delivery.

Black Crocodile embossed leather sheath with point
d'esprit tulle corset

Wu drew influence for his designs from famous photographers 
Lillian Bassman and Helmut Newton

Here are some examples

Photographed by  Lillian Bassman

Jason Wu used net over the faces of several models such as
Karlie Kloss here

Photograph by Helmut Newton:

Jason Wu Black Double Face Crepe Smoking Jacket,
White Point d'esprit/Chiffon Ruffle Shell, Black High
Waisted Shorts

You might remember that Helmut Newton photographed our very own "material girl".  I couldn't help but think how all these fashions seemed like something she would have worn then and would still look great on her today!

Madonna as photographed by Helmut Newton in the 80's

Wu believes clothing should be pretty from the inside out so he
 created transparent silhouettes such as the designs below to 
accentuate the feminine form.  

The color palette was restrained
with black, white, nude, navy with pops of Wu's signature pink.

Like any successful event, a fashion show is comprised of
 many talented people, but the designer has the
 vision and directs the rest. 

The rest of the team who had a hand in making it happen:

 Bureau Betak , the shows producers, were responsible for turning the industrial style studio space into a edgy, yet salon-like atmosphere complete with painted tile floor and a oversized ceiling to floor mirror at the back of the runway tilted at just the right angle, to allow the audience to view not only the front of the outfit, as the model approached, but also the back.  

Make up:
Diane Kendal, expert makeup artist for MAC created strong
 distinct look for the models with dramatic brows and red lips. 

Odile Gilbert, for Kerastase designed  the Africian Braid/Marcel Wave
 which completed the look of the models.   She described the style as " a bit boyish, but feminine at the same time—a touch of punk mixed with
 1950s [style] and couture."

 Great shots of the side swoop and braided back of the hair:
Trends for Spring 2013?

If Wu's show is any indication and I would guess that he 
would be since he is at the top of the fashion chain.

1) sexy piece swimsuits
2)Glamour- crystal, pearl embellishment
3)Leather and lace - mixed and alone
4) High waist pants such as Wu's stovepipe pant with slim legs
 5) Harnesses and Suspenders - on everything from shorts to evening wear
6)  OPI 's Suzy skis the Pyrenee's Polish - The perfect neutral for the look
(as seen on all the models in the show)

 Wu with Carolyn Murphy and Karlie Kloss
and the two pocketbooks named for the models:

The "Carolyn" Hatbox

Flippo Fior for Vogue
The "Karlie Box" Clutch
Fillipo Fior for Vogue
Accessory Recap:
I already shared my favorites in handbags this post, now here
 are the others which are also fabulous!

The rest of the Jason Wu Pocketbook line 
accentuated with point d'esprit and leopard. The silhouettes
 ranged from a small box
clutch and hatbox to a large stachel :

All pocketbook photos credit: Fillipo Fior for Vogue

I already shared my favorites in shoes this post, now here
 are the rest which are also dynamite!

   More of the Jason Wu Shoe Line
with point d'esprit, pearls and crystal embellished pencil heels
 some in patent leather and all sexy feminine.

Personal Favorites from the show:

Black/White x-ray Ghost Print Trench, Draped Black Harness
Swimsuit with Black "Daphne" Satchel and Wu Sunglasses

Black Point d'esprit bandeau, leather flounce skirt with
laser cut floral embroidered hem

Nude Leather Motorcycle Jacket with Point d'esprit
bandeau, and black embroidered leather  flounce skirt

Black Halter Harness Chiffon Dress with lace insert

The modern goddess:
Black Leather Bustier harness Dress draped with Nude 
Sheer Jersey

Navy Silk Tulle Embroidered Harness Gown
embellished with stars

Celebrities and Fashionistas in attendance:
All the who's who were out and about seated on the front rows:
On the right is  Anna Wintour  in the sunglasses viewing the show.
The Courtin-Clairins girls were also in attendance, as well as
 model  Tyson Beckford.  

Anna Dello Russo, in a Jason Wu cobalt dress with killer Roger Vivier emerald green shoes and a Judith Leiber phone purse was my favorite!

Photo courtesy of The Coveteur

I added this picture because it shows the turquoise suitcase which is part of the line she
designed for H & M
set to be released this fall.  Of course she didn't have it at the fashion show.
Photo courtesy of The Coveteur

 The final walk down the runway was so cohesive, it was breath taking! 
All forty two models walked in single file and filled the stage.  

The look so strong, yet so feminine, the perfect balance between hard and soft, seduction and innocence. Jason Wu at what he does best!

All photographs courtesy of  Jayme Thornton Photography
 unless otherwise noted.

If you love Jason Wu and his haute couture but can't afford 
the prices I have  some exciting news for you!

Jason Wu's new contemporary line "The Miss Wu" collection will debut exclusively at Nordstrom in January 2013!  The line is said to be sophisticated and feminine.  Wu took his inspiration
 for the line from Jane Birkin and the 1960's.

Tomorrow I am going to take you to our Brizo- blogger#19
 Private Cocktail Party with Jason Wu at the MPE Penthouse in NYC

All photographs courtesy of  Jayme Thornton Photography 
unless otherwise noted

Thank You Brizo for a week I will never forget!

My trip to Jason Wu and Fashion Week was paid for 
by Brizo, the leader in luxury for the home.
Brizo and Jason Wu have collaborated to
 create fashion forward line the fashion minded people love!

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  1. wow...looks like a helluva time with all that eyecandy

  2. Lisa, you just lived one of my fantasies...to attend Fashion Week. Jason Wu's style is over-the-moon-wonderful. OMG--those shoes! Thanks for all the up close and behind the scene pictures. I know you had a grand time!

    1. It was definitely one off my bucket list Linda!

    I couldn't pick a favorite if I was forced to!
    The look is Fresh.....so fresh!
    I can't wait for your post tomorrow.
    Thanks so much Lisa. What a wonderful piece you put together for this post!
    ps...will be looking in Nordstrom in January!

    1. Thanks Patty! I am working on that post now but keep getting distracted!!!!

  4. I think I may have done this before but I ditto StagerLinda! So exciting! ~Lyvonne

    1. I appreciate your comments as much as you want to comment! No worries here! Thanks Lyvonne!!!!

  5. Wow what great coverage!!! Those green shoes are pretty amazing.... As with all of those insane outfits. Looks like we may be heading into suspenders????

    1. Aren't those green shoes to die for? If they weren't 1195.00 they would be mine but unfortunately that doesn't fit my budget!!! haha!!

  6. Wow, this is so educational about the details of his line- beautifully done!

    1. Thanks Courtney! I felt like it was too long but wanted to do something different than everybody else, so I did a little research, which I enjoyed.

  7. Great post Lisa! Christy has been telling me all about the trip, and I'm enjoying reading about it! Love all the details you included!!


  8. Thank You Donna! I hope I get to meet you in High Point! Christy speaks highly of you! She is a doll!

  9. Oh my!! What a wonderful trip, I'm in AWE just scrolling through your photos! Thanks so much putting it all together for us, Lisa! Looking forward to seeing the line at Norstrom! Btw, not sure if you know, but I can't reply to your comments, you're a 'no reply.'

    1. Pam it did post! Wonder why it said no reply?

  10. Shoot! You must of had a blast! Love his style, so chic!

    1. I did Julie! Read today's post for the after party!

  11. Wow, Lisa! This post was definitely worth waiting for ~ so much information, so beautifully put together! Love the research on Jason Wu's influences, the handbags, the shoes ~ all just so wonderful!! Don't you wish we were back there?? Hard to believe it was just 2 weeks ago that we were there! Hope you are well and happy, xxoo Pamela


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