The Taiwanese-born designer Jason Wu made his first runway appearance in Asia at Singapore Fashion Week presenting his glamorous SS18 collection at the National Gallery Singapore’s Supreme Court Terrace.
The young designer, known for dressing Michelle Obama for the inauguration ball when Barack Obama was made president , previously won the prestigious CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear and was 30 when he was named artistic director of Hugo Boss, women’s division.
In June this year he released his pre-spring Resort presentation, Combining contrasting fabrics, tailoring and raw materials with a beautiful combination of strong and delicate colours.
His ready to wear collection was first showcased at New York Fashion Week this September, but fashionistas at Singapore Fashion Week were the first to see some pieces never seen before. In this collection, the designer presented his take on the all-American sportswear which he combined with glamour and edgy femininity. Wu’s love for dresses was very evident in the collection alongside patchwork prints inspired by Madame Grès, the French couturier known for her groundbreaking pleating techniques. Wu’s versions were pleated sheer gowns or layered pleat dresses and skirts to create a folded texture. Flawless tailored blazers added a fresh take to the collection and other pieces included tunics, lean trousers or peplum sweaters. Asymmetric garments appeared in different textures and fabrics, such as cotton and jersey creating a straightforward, effortless appeal.