As each look from Jason Wu‘s collection for Spring/Summer 2012 trickled out, there is one person I couldn’t get out of my head: Paris Hilton. Now, this is quite an unexpected thought to have when you’re looking at collection that oozes hints of masculine charm. Essentially, Wu’s collection is the makeover I’ve had in mind for Paris for the last six years.
Wu himself said the effect of the collection was “old-school techniques that look electrocuted”, and electrocuted they were. Humming shades from bubblegum pink to chartreuse, there was a savvy combination of French elegance and American fire. It was swimming in sweetness and designed to be dumbfounding without an ounce of theatricality. Jason Wu even teamed up with street artist KAWS to create floating petal prints which overlaid a hands motif (to reflect how many hands work on a piece before it is presented), and brought Tom Binns in to handle the heavy metal jewellery. No Swarovski-embellished collar, feather-lined peplum, nylon trenchcoat, cigarette pant, or eveningwear fantasy was unaccounted for. I die.