Fashion Week

The Hottest Cold Shoulders: Jason Wu

All the world loves a shoulder right now. From Burberry’s Gerber print to Vetements’ cutout hoodie, we can’t get enough little peeks and seductively dropped necklines, and there’s no sign that the trend is slowing down.

Jason Wu New York Fall 2017

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And so far at least, Jason Wu‘s got a lock on the genre for fall. In a collection full of sumptuously modern and ever-so-elegantly askew silhouettes for daytime and night, the knits, silks and burnout velvets with their partially baring tops stole the show.

As Nordstrom’s senior fashion director Shannon Schafer remarked, “Jason revamped the romantic dress with deliberately askew lines, asymmetrical draping and mismatched cold shoulders. The most fantastic pieces were spliced, sheer and pieced together. Silky fluid fabrics and soft silhouettes created a languid femininity.”

And how. Our styling director, Ruth Basloe, picked up on more than the bared shoulders, though. “I loved how a lot of the looks—even pants—were styled with fishnet stockings. Worn with high vamp heels, they gave Wu’s signature elegant tailoring a graphic edginess.

Here are some of our favorites.

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—Laura Cassidy