Sure, there were jackets and suits mixed in, but Jason Wu clearly had evening on his mind for Fall 2014. From the opening look of Adriana Lima in a long, sharp tuxedo, Wu played with surprising flashes of skin in sheer fabrics and cut-outs. Sinuous velvet chiffon jacquard wound around the body in bias-cut slip dresses, while wide-leg pants were paired with satin blouses with surprising cut-outs.
Texture was a huge element, from the burnt-out edges of the velvet patterns to the fur insets on the zippered motorcycle jackets to the furry purses. Wu put the focus on a bigger, mostly furry tote with evening clutches popping up, often with sharp silver-capped pumps. And has anyone made a stronger case for monochrome dressing? Head-to-toe aubergine, emerald, and black made for an ultimately sophisticated collection.