Jason Wu created a collection for Spring 2014 with sophisticated natural beauty. There were both tailored pieces and relaxed proportions that provided an easy, yet studied layering all with a soft safari look in mind. — [StyleSight]
Jason Wu pulled back on the strong tailoring, focusing instead on unstructured safari-style suits in fluid suede or silk crepe featuring flap pockets and snaps. They had a cool slouch, which he edged up with lacing at the lower back, an echo of previous collections. His slipdresses were streamlined and deceptively simple. Several of them turned to reveal a lace corset underneath as well as racy metal chains below the arms, connecting front to back.
The show was also a story about light and dark, starting as it did with barely-there beiges and grays, sage green, and blush and concluding with bright flashes of midnight blue (pretty on a ribbed sweater and sequin-embroidered skirt) and black. There was a lot of sparkle here, but Wu used a light touch. All around, it was that sense of quiet effortlessness—of not trying so hard to be sexy—that made this collection seductive.