Spring-Summer 2014 – New York sirens surge the catwalk in a wave of sequins, simplistic layering and easy tailoring. Leading Siren was no other than the fiery red head, Karen Elson: a supermodel of the 90’s draped in a shimmering, sandy gown. With hair slicked back, flowing fabrics and minimal colour palettes of champagne, turquoise and blues: the collection resonates easy elegance, as if the models have appeared from the depths themselves.
The loose fabrics and refined shades are mixed with masculine tailoring, ruffles and bondage bandeau designs. Exquisitely executed through a black jumpsuit teamed with a sheer top. Wu’s love of constructional aspects is entwined in this collection through elements of lingerie. He adds structure through bra tops on slip or panelled bustier dresses, finished with contouring silk lines.
“It really was all about exploring ease and femininity,” said Wu. Rather than sizzling with sex appeal, Wu’s collection reflected more regal qualities.