Runway Report- For Fall 2012 Jason Wu Presents A Far East Movement

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For Fall 2012 Jason Wu stepped off of his freshly sold out collaboration for Target and went back to his Chinese roots. Massive red doors and with smoke billowing around the runway set the stage for an army of   women marching out wearing Wu’s most dramatic collection to date. Gone were his Spring cocktail dresses and in their place he presented communist military inspired jackets, brocade and embroidered details worthy of the Qing Dynasty and a 1930’s inspired silhouette.

“I went back to Taiwan, where I was born, a year and a half ago,” he said. “I realized I was ready to take on one of the biggest subjects I grew up with, how does a Chinese designer do ‘China’? I’ve lived in America, Canada, and Japan, but to come back to this means so much to me.” [Vogue]

High slicked back pony tails, fur collars, thick belts and the occasional pop of bright red satin pulled the collection together and announced Wu’s serious foray into luxury evening wear territory. For the finale models marched out bringing a dramatic end to a high drama collection.

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