Because the Night Belongs to Jason Wu
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.