As fall shows kick off, it seems that none are very wow. From what I have been seeing, designers look like they put all of their time and effort into the spring shows and have picked up scraps and thrown together a fall collection. Not to say that some designers have actutally made nice collections, but in the big scheme of things you will be seeing grey pantsuits, random velvet, non-cohesive collections and meaningless shapes.
I guess the best way to describe this collection is random and over-done. The shapes and fabrics were just, kind of, there. The great shapes of the 1940s and 50's were thrown in on odd/ugly looks. And then, all of the sudden, gold splattered cocktail dresses to ill-fitting pants and parkaesque jackets. This collection certainly does lower my expectations of him as a designer. I guess I know to expect a mixture of prints, fabrics, and awkward shapes. Hopefully next season will be better, Mr.Wu.
Oh boy, where to begin. First of all, why? What does a business suit romper and velvet leg warmers do? I know fashion is really not about function bu this collection was really not about fashion. It seemed like a kid was hacking at their father's suit and their mother's old velvet dress, and just happened to make a piece of clothing out of it. If there was a ever a non-cohesive collection it would be this one. I think that part of the reason it looked so bad was because he spring collection was so wonderful. A pinstripe dress with lace detaling? Please, I don't care who you are, that just will not look unique, elegant, sexy, stylish, fashionable, anything. I feel that he slacked a little bit,this season. Some of the velvet was pair up in a genius shape or way but for the most part just tacked together just so he could send something down the runway.