If fashion week was the air vessel then Jason Wu’s SS21 collection was the flight attendant telling you that you just landed in Tulum. Wu shared, “I wanted to create a collection that reminds me of the bright, tropical hues that recall so many happy memories. It has been really fun exploring the more casual side of the Jason Wu woman, which is why I decided to show my more casual contemporary counterpart line for the first time on the runway.” And in a pleasant unexpected turn of events, Lowe’s (yes, the hardware girls) donated the trees used to recreate the setting casting a bit of that Mexican-o flare to the show.
The progression of the looks were perfect for your stay on the beach as airy baby doll dresses and billowy pleated skirts made their way down the runway.
The trees and any left over materials form the runway (also donated by Lowe’s) will be gifted to the A. Visconti Garden Center, a small local business, where they will be cared for and be adopted and loved. All remaining home décor products and furnishings from this show will be used to create a beautiful new dining room at GMHC in New York that serves more than 350 meals daily when our facility is fully opened.
COVID really affected the talented designer, as he shares, ”One of my proudest moments was the introduction of the ‘Distance Yourself from Hate’ campaign, which I worked on alongside GMHC and The Collective Shift. It has been amazing seeing how united people have become during difficult times, and the sales of the masks has allowed us to help provide food and protective masks to underprivileged communities.”