Feb. 10 - Jason Wu shows his fall 2014 collection with biased-cut slip dresses, wide-leg trousers topped off with luxurious coats in a medley of grays and purples. Rough cut - no narration
ROUGH CUT (NO NARRATION) Fashion designer Jason Wu, who shot to instant fame when U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama chose his white dreamy gown to wear to the Presidential inaugural ball in 2009, drew inspiration from the ordinary man for his latest collection shown at an off-site venue of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York on Friday (February 7). The 31-year-old designer explained that he was inspired by sportswear and showed effortless silhouettes -- simple bias-cut gowns and trousers -- in luxurious fabrics such as velvet and silk offset with roomy, comfortable looking coats for a theme he calls "unflustered beauty." One of his signature looks -- a simple black velvet slip dress topped off with an over the top luxurious coat made out of leather, mink and silver fox together felt effortless yet elegant. He finished his looked with T-strap heels and crocodile and fox fur bags - and said that accessories was a growing part of his business "completing the Jason Wu world." While Wu wrapped up his fall fashion show of his eponymous label he is not resting yet as he will be presenting his first runway show for the women's line of German fashion giant Hug Boss on February 12. Fashion Week in New York, a semi-annual series of shows, runs through next Thursday, with the latest looks presented by such well-known designers as Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.