Jason Wu is earning his wings. In a few short seasons, he's defined his customer and garnered attention from key press (Vogue) and retailers (Saks Fifth Avenue) along the way. This show should help speed his upward trajectory.

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 tailoring—a solid foundation for beautiful clothing. Look for young socials and starlets to start appearing in his front row sooner rather than later.