Runway Report: Jason Wu

Jason Wu's woman mellowed for spring with liquid silhouettes, soft fabrics and subtle sequins.

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The finale at Jason Wu during NY Fashion Week.
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For the past few season, Jason Wu's woman has been one tough dame, all corsets and lipstick and aggressive tailoring. This season, however, she seems to be mellowing: easy, almost liquid silhouettes, soft fabrics and subtle sequins had us longing for a calendar of back-to-back parties and galas to justify a wardrobe stocked with his latest creations.
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There was an unselfconscious cool in Wu's styling this season, perhaps best demonstrated in this sheer sequined slip dress topped with an oversized trench.
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Even the casual daywear, like a silky beach tunic and laced-up bandeau suit, looked soft and faintly angelic.
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Speaking of angels, model Karlie Kloss floated down off her cloud onto the runway in one of Wu's most spectacular evening gowns to date: a slinky mermaid silhouette that finished in seafoam froth of ruffles.
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Sporty daywear added street-readiness into the mix. Here, a sheer-bodiced dress with pockets and a front zip.
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Wu couldn't have asked for a better leading lady for the collection than Karen Elson, who wore a soft, champagne-sequin slip dress with a '90s inspired silhouette.
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All of Wu's outerwear had an oversized, borrowed-from-the-boys fit, which worked well in coats but registered slightly sloppy on this pale blue short suit.
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The black slip dresses with lace inserts will surely get a lot of play on the red carpet as we head into the heavy premiere season for fall's latest flicks.
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Some of Wu's new dresses were best viewed from behind, like this soft turquoise lace number with a swooping drape that gathered at the back.
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