Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2012

Jason Wu’s Pre-Fall 2012 collection was one of his most luxurious and sophisticated to date.

‘Charley Harper meets the Maharaja’ is how Jason describes his collection. By mixing the rich colour palette of the Maharajah with the graphic work of Harper, he has created a charismatic collection.

With camel, black and navy as the grounding colours, the collection has vibrant burnt orange, leafy greens and rich burgundy.

Jason continues to play up masculinity meets femininity with sporty sweaters and buttoned-up blouses paired with tailored colour-block pants and oversized coats. A navy brocade tuxedo with a black-sheer blouse makes for a strong, seductive look.

On the flip side, dainty patterned A-line dresses have a retro vibe, but with a cinched leather knotted belt and long leather gloves they keep the look modern.

Fitted dresses with long-knit or sheer sleeves ooze 60s glamour, which I can picture being favoured by Dita von Teese.

A richly embroidered camel cape was my favourite from Jason’s outerwear, but he also presented a navy windowpane Victorian cape coat and an anorak ‘suit’.

Other standout details included opulent embroidery, houndstooth panelling, and leather and sequined collars.

For the red carpet Jason went for dark, romantic, seductive elegance which I can picture on many gorgeous brunettes plus Diane Kruger, of course.

Favourites: Short sleeve sweater with colour-block pants and navy brocade tuxedo

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Rachel Weisz, Diane Kruger, Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Leighton Meester, Hilary Swank, Michelle Monaghan, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Liv Tyler, Michelle Obama, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Freida Pinto

Jennifer Garner's Isabella Oliver Pea Coat

Jennifer Garner’s Isabella Oliver Pea Coat

Claire Danes In Reed Krakoff - The View

Claire Danes In Reed Krakoff – The View

15 Responses to Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2012

  1. Jones19 December 21, 2011 at 16:26 #

    I love that blue pant suit and the floor sweeping gown in the same print, stunning. I’d love to see Diane Kruger in either one.

  2. Rebecca Z December 21, 2011 at 17:13 #

    Gorgeous–love these rise and fall hemlines in the different lengths. Really beautiful collection.

  3. maria December 21, 2011 at 17:26 #

    somebody needs to wear the navy brocade dress for an award show. It’s stunning.

    • Nat December 21, 2011 at 17:50 #

      I would love to see Michelle Obama in that blue gown (maybe with a less plunging neckline). 😀

      • Anna December 21, 2011 at 22:30 #

        Agreed. She would look stunning.

    • TeaAtTwo December 22, 2011 at 14:41 #

      I’m in love with that dress too. Reminds me of Camilla Alves at the 2010 Oscars.

  4. Ade December 21, 2011 at 17:27 #

    I am in love with the styling, PERFECTION

  5. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) December 21, 2011 at 17:34 #

    There is a lot of range here. Jason Wu continues to evolve beautifully. I have two of his sheath dresses and always receive compliments. Timesless but not boring. Tall order.

    • Martin December 22, 2011 at 00:18 #

      So true. He would have to be one of my favourite designers at the moment. There is quite an art to creating pieces that have classic appeal but that don’t appear boring or staid or dated. Much to his credit, he has the ability to do both and his success is a testament to that talent. There is not one look in this collection that I wasn’t swooning over.

  6. Suz December 21, 2011 at 18:13 #

    Beautiful collection. Looking forward to seeing these looks worn on the red carpet.

  7. Linda December 21, 2011 at 19:10 #

    Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff. I love the two you picked as favourites, esp. the first one, the short sleeved sweater with colour blocked pants. I really hope we get to see the more casual and the dressy on the red carpet.

  8. EmmaWoodhouse December 22, 2011 at 03:11 #

    Navy brocade dress is AWESOME! 😀 Please let Cate Blanchett wear that! 😀

  9. Vanessa December 22, 2011 at 05:12 #

    hey FC this might be a stupid question to ask but what’s the difference between pre fall and fall/winter collections? is prefall more ready to wear and casual? thanks xx

    • Fashion Critic December 22, 2011 at 09:44 #

      date of delivery and slightly lighter fabrics

  10. Emi December 22, 2011 at 08:29 #

    Beautiful collection, the red and blue gowns are gorgeous.

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