Jason Wu cited a children's story book, illustrated by the famed Arthur Rackham, as the inspiration for his Fall 2009 collection. I find this curious because, with a few exceptions, there was little fairy tale present. In terms of time periods, the styles ranged from the early 1920s to the early 1960s. The materials covered everything from chiffon to tweed, and colorwise the palette was subdued blacks, navy blues, and grays, with a few pops of olivy yellow, one burgundy top, one red number, and one light steel blue top. In all, the collection was not, I felt, cohesive. That said, there were great individual pieces in the collection. I think Wu is still solidifying as a designer and I have great hopes for his future collections.
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