Jason Wu shared with the press that his inspiration for his Spring 2013 RTW collection came from an unlikely pairing of photographers – Helmut Newton and Lillian Basman. With two stark contrasts present throughout the show mixing femininity, which is has become well-known for when he debuted his first collection in 2006, and straight-forward leather inclusions with angular darts and expertly tailored waists and bodices, Wu demonstrated that he has a darker, mysterious ability adding a bit of naughty to his often prim collections. With blouses buttoning at the neck followed by leather belts, pants and dresses, he certainly played with the opposing ideas quite well. High-waisted match-stick cropped pants continued to be prevalent, and as my Editor-in-Chief, Melissa Middleton, shared, the hair styles were exquisitely coiffed and ebbed and flowed perfectly albeit held securely in place much like the fraternal ideas of his collection.
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