Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2021 Is Here to Take You Away
To a tropical daydream, of course.
While these past several months have certainly been a time to reflect on and rethink the systems that surround us and how this pandemic could change it all, we can find excitement in knowing that Fashion Month has arrived, here to offer us a creative escape, if only for a moment.
Kicking off New York Fashion Week yesterday evening, Jason Wu’s Spring/Summer 2021 was one of the first and the few in-person fashion shows for the season, live streamed for us all to experience at home. While Wu is no stranger to Fashion Week, this show marks the first presentation of Jason Wu’s contemporary label, compared to his luxury line, Jason Wu Collection, which will hold its own Spring 2021 presentation in February 2021.
Thirty-six special guests sat at least six feet apart, per NYC’s COVID guidelines, in a carefully crafted world of Jason Wu’s imagination. Lush with greenery, Wu’s Tulum-inspired, vacation-ready collection was set in a tropical haven with sand, a wooden boardwalk, and the sound of waves crashing calmly, all on a terrace in the middle of New York City, naturally.
And as many of us are still celebrating the recent news that the hit drama Pose would resume filming Season 3 in NYC next month, a select few got to witness a little bit of Pose-ing themselves at Jason Wu SS21 as model, actress, and activist Indya Moore opened up the show. A slew of models followed, strolling the runway at a distanced pace, rocking bohemian styles in clean cuts, breathable garments in eye-catching colors and vibrant prints.
Showing a side of him we’ve never truly seen before, Wu brought couture-level craftsmanship to casual, comfortable styles, giving us sophisticated options to rock to the beach, the grocery store, or anywhere in between. And even though Jason Wu is known for elegant gowns and sharp suits, the designer’s choice to present a casual collection filled with ease came at exactly the right time, offering the audience a welcome escape from reality.