"Jason Wu, Presented by Brizo
Grand Hall, Union Station
Thursday, Oct. 5
Little less than a month after Fashion Week, Jason Wu’s sensual and whimsical gowns graced Indy’s runway. Wu’s iconic gowns were presented by Brizo, the fashion brand of Indianapolis-based Delta Faucet Company. Brizo creates unique faucets meant to bring high style into the home. Recently named by Harper’s Bazaar as “the designer to watch,” Wu amazed the Indy audience with glimmers of soft and well-worn Hollywood glamour.
The gowns were sleek, elegant and ultra-femme — with enough risk and edge to cater to the modern woman, and keep the audience on the edge of their seats. The woman’s figure was at the heart of the show. Intricate and soft bodices, fitted and cross-draped busts and pleated waistlines accentuated the timeless hourglass figure. Silk netting, mesh overlay, silk chiffon and faille, with a bit of luscious tulle peaking through — Wu’s sensuous materials added a depth and fluidity that infused his gowns with life, but did not weigh them down.
Wu’s palette boasted taupes and browns, along with pinks, olives and smoky grays. Wu’s tailoring of beaded bodices, pleated waistlines, piping and boning and intricate corsets were wonderfully juxtaposed against the muted color palette. Intricate gold beading banded across the tight bodice of a pale pink gown and the waist cinched in dramatic form as the dress exploded below, sumptuously fishtailing into layers upon layers of pink tulle.
Black tulle lusciously peeked out of the built-in bra on the scooped neck of a tan satin dress. A tight, pleated waist framed the upper-section as lush fabric billowed and poured down the lower, creating a dramatic feminine figure.
Wu dabbled in wearables — sharp pencil pants and delicate blouses and blazers made their way down the runway. Sharply tailored business suits were softened and made cocktail-friendly with subtle distinctions: lace subtly emerging from beneath the jacket, beads drenching the pressed lapels or layered silk peering from the base of the skirt.
Many of the gowns harkened back to the ’50s as geometric forms were cut out of the backs or below the bust. These cuts were minimal and elegant, complemented by fur, bows and boleros.
Wu’s elegant and edgy style is truly a celebration of the woman. His gowns are glamorous, sensual and modern, leaving Indy’s fashionistas wanting more.
For more on Jason Wu, see www.jasonwustudio.com.