Something I find that often makes or breaks a show is the venue and the runway itself... While yes, 90% of shows are held in your generic venue on your straight forward black and white runway, the designers that choose to forgo that look are always a bit of a treat to watch. Jason Wu, my friends, was a treat. The runway so perfectly complimented the masculine separates and trenches that segued into the more feminine pieces. Overall the entire "uptown" collection set the tone of the perfect upperclass woman, and it was absolutely beautiful. What girl wouldn't want a closet full of Wu?
On a different note, I remember the exact moment when I heard the name Cushnie et Ochs for the first time. I was working at Fashion Week for the Fall 2011 shows standing at the foot of the runway. The instant those models hit that runway with feathers in their hair looking like gypsy vagabonds, I was obsessed. The designers have been on my radar ever since! This season was no less exciting than that very moment. The cut-outs and unique necklines had me at hello! I have yet to be disappointed by the vision these two women have for their brand, and I'm sure you'll feel the same.
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