Edgy? At a preview of his collection, he said he was taking more chances
this season and cited KAWS, the graffiti artist who came to fame in the
nineties for inking up bus-shelter ads of Kate Moss, as a major source
of inspiration. That wasn't just lip service. Wu collaborated with KAWS
on the flower-petal print that dominated his show. But that's not to say
that there was anything truly "street" on the runway today. This is a
designer beloved by red-carpet starlets and First Lady Michelle Obama,
just as savvy at business as he is at sewing a buttonhole.
Upper-thigh-baring sport shorts aside, pretty and proper is what Wu
does, and this Spring collection was no exception.