February 05, 2007 New York
Though still more deb than Kate Moss (one of Wu's alleged muses), Fall was discernibly edgier than previous seasons. A strapless cocktail piece and several belted coats were dressed down in a fine basket-weave fabric that mimicked dark denim. Metal buttons peeked from beneath plackets, half-exposed for a bit of whimsy, and the lines of a potentially stuffy dress were broken in the back with soft pleats. Wu's strength is his immaculate tailoringa solid foundation for beautiful clothing. Look for young socials and starlets to start appearing in his front row sooner rather than later.