Jason Wu's lower-priced Miss Wu
line picked up right where it left off last season. Like the debut lineup, this one was chock-full of polished yet playful everyday pieces with a Jean Shrimpton sixties twist. While the designer just recently waded into the contemporary market, he's already identified knits, leather, and dresses as particularly strong categories with sales (Miss Wu will remain exclusively sold at Nordstrom this season). Striped cashmere sweaters were paired with crisp button-ups and pleated chiffon skirts for a look that was pretty, prim, and practical. Nothing too edgy or trendy going on. Miss Wu isn't the kind of girl who spends time in detention—she's more like the teacher's pet. Compared to the cheerful printed jacquard shifts, a shearling biker jacket and navy skirt with a hint of lace peeking out at the hem were refreshingly rebellious. Fans looking to score a glam Wu moment for less will flock to an LBD trimmed with frothy feathers. Ramping up cocktail numbers like that one could be the key to this label's long-term success.