Every body came back from holidays, more or less, and Fall is approaching. Jason Wu’s fashion show – which open the New York Fashion Week and the Fashion Month with it – tries to preserve, at least for some times, Summer. The collection, which is inspired to Tulum and refers to the designer’s sensations, memories and personal relationship with the place, is a firm request of escapism. Let’s lay in the sun a bit more, Wu suggests, and let’s make the most of this summer that, this year more than ever, seemed like an unexpected miracle.
Models went down a walk made of wood, the one that usually brings you to the sea and instantly recalls beautiful sweet memories. The surrounding was a lively forest of palm trees and, in the background, the sound of the waves. There are some maxi dresses in bright colours, prints contrasting with each other and embroidered elegant blouses. Nothing is eccessive and details are well placed. The curls, for instance, in the neckline of the dresses and on the side of the gown, create movement. Jewels as well, made of colourful peals and natural raw ones.
Jason Wu wants to make our life easier and, after months spent inside wearing tracksuits (or pajamas), all of us really agree with his idea. Comfort comes before anything else and it is not a selfish statement. With comfy clothes we can save the world faster: Wu gives us some ideas where to start. The first model popping out of the forest was Indya Moore, LGBTQ+ activist that embodies ideas such as equality and democracy, both very dear to Wu. Apart from that, in the notes of the show, the young designer introduced his latest campaign, in collaboration with the Gay Men’s Health Crisis organization, called Distance Yourself From Hate. The income coming from the products will be given to selected American associations which help disadvantaged communities, not only with food but also with medical care, so much needed in this very moment.
Cover image courtesy: Jason Wu by Dan Lecca