Watching Jason Wu‘s fall collection live, front row: I am a witness to history.
The red doors with giant brass knobs and lion’s head knockers. The towering press corp. flashing shots at all the famous. The glamorous & fashionionable set around me breathing a sense of expectation into the frenzy.
I am a guest of Brizo, the fashion forward company who is sponsors the Jason Wu show. And Jason has just designed a beautiful faucet for Brizo. That’s how I got to be here in this moment.
Waiting outside the chain link fence, checking out outfits from sublime to ridiculous. Suddenly the gate opens. People with invitations spill forward. I tear open my invite. Delighted with the red holed card. You are invited…..
The room is a huge warehouse with a few rows of benches, dressed up like pianos. sheets of paper with seat numbers.
And the Red doors swing open, steam pours out and the first model trots out like a horse, long mane down her back, heralding exquisite detailed garb and the declaration of a changing of the guards.
A new breed of women are merging on the lawn of victory. Warrior women. Venus is in the room. I see the precision and the battle gear, high collars, epaulettes, leather binding. multiple straps & brass details. Domed fringed caps. I hear the hooves pounding on the ground.
I can feel the whips whispering across the concrete plains. Tassels are bobbing. the pace is fast. I am spellbound. I see the cheongsam of the Empress. The mystery and mastery of lace. The suggestion of tiny silk flowers. Soft folds. I can almost feel the sultry sexiness of Marlene Dietrich and the Empress energy drawing us in. Military detail in feminine lines. The iron fist in the velvet gauntlet.
The dragon blows fire, the swallow graces a belt..
Jason says this was his most personal collection to date. I see herstory and a march of power.
Suddenly its all over.
Once the red door opens, we cant shut out what has entered.
What do you think? Do you see fashion and clothing creating a fire that feeds and connects to earth and feminine power? Are you inspired to wear this type of clothing? Share your thoughts in a comment below, I would love to hear from you.