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Emmy Awards 2016: 3 Red Carpet Trends

The Emmy Awards have delivered not only recognition to the best of US television but also a parade of fashionable stars that blew us away. The red carpet proved to be a colorful one with various hues that sent the camera flashes into overdrive. We take a look at the three trends that dominated the award show in California.

Bold In Red
Tatiana Maslany

Tatiana Maslany

The bright shade was seen on not one but three actresses this year. Tatiana Maslany scooped up the award for best actress in a drama, for her role in the cult favorite Orphan Black. The actress was dressed in a red Alexander Wang dress that featured cut-outs to show off just a hint of her midriff.

Another vision in red was Kate McKinnon, who proved that a simple crimson gown with a V-neckline could be glamorous. Apart from being one of the best dressed on the red carpet, she also took home the statuette for best supporting actress on the legendary comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live.

Rounding out the red parade at the Emmy’s was Priyanka Chopra who proved to be the picture of elegance in a pleated one-shoulder goddess gown by Jason Wu. While she did not receive any awards during the night, Chopra did entertain the shutter bugs with a twirl that showed off the full skirt.

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

No we are not talking about Beyonce’s anthem for all the jilted lovers out there. We are talking about the bright hue, usually called yellow, that has proven to be a surprise hit at award ceremonies. First up was Angela Basset, from the hit horror show American Horror Story, who wore a yellow kimono dress with a plunging neckline by Christian Siriano.

Channeling her alter ego on Empire was Taraji P. Henson in a figure-hugging canary gown by Vera Wang. Star of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Ellie Kemper wore a belted yellow Jenny Packham column dress that contrasted her red hair, worn in a bob. British actress Minnie Driver, who will star in new ABC show Speechless this season, stunned in a yellow Versace gown with daring shoulder and waist cutouts — and a deep slit up the side.

Back in Black
Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner

It may seem like the safe choice for many but black proved to be a winner at the Emmy Awards. Sophie Turner of Game of Thrones stunned on the red carpet in a lacy black Valentino slip dress. Maura Tierney, a nominee for best supporting actress in a drama for her heart-wrenching turn as a woman wronged on Showtime’s The Affair, wore a strapless gown with a leaf pattern along the neckline and skirt from Siriano. Scandal star Kerry Washington, who is heavily pregnant, glowed in a strapless black gown from Brandon Maxwell that accentuated her baby bump.

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FILA x Jason Wu: Athletic-Wear Reinterpreted

We know high fashion collaborations are a dime a dozen today but this is one we’re seriously coveting. The perfect amalgamation of sports luxe with high fashion, the FILA x Jason Wu collection is a modern reinterpretation of some of FILA’s most iconic pieces.

Ladies can expect iconic tennis dresses and classic sporty separates, while the guys will appreciate the wide selection of polos, pants and shorts, all boldly emblazoned with a recurring color-blocking motif (courtesy of Jason Wu, of course).

The collection will only be available both in select retail locations in Hong Kong and online this fall.

Find out more about the collection at L’Officiel.com now.

Jason Wu Reinvents Grey With Pantone

Designers don’t seem to be satisfied in just coming up with cool designs anymore – they want a whole special hue. The Taiwanese-Canadian designer Jason Wu unveiled his own shade of grey ahead of the launch of his mainline label’s sister brand ‘Grey Jason Wu’ this June. This has shades (pardon the pun) of Anish Kapoor’s Vantablack controversy but Wu’s initiative seems more straightforward, on the face of it. He worked out the color with the global color authority Pantone, and aimed at giving the hue a simple and laid-back vibe.

Pantone is renowned for creating the color standards used by designers and design industries everywhere – with its extensive reference system ensuring that every single hue has an exact name and has the elements of its constitution recorded down, so that everyone can be on the same page as to which color to use. In this case, the constitution of Jason Wu’s grey is around 90% white hues and a hint of blue.

“Grey is my favorite color — I’ve been attracted to the color’s ease, calm elegance and warmth,” said Wu, who first announced the development of his more affordable new brand back in April. The idea for Grey Jason Wu was influenced by his friend’s personal style, as well as a desire to create a collection focused on chic silhouettes and playful graphics representative of his personality. He’ll also use the opportunity to collaborate with other talents, such as artists like Hunt Slonem. Snippets of the collection has been teased out on Wu’s Instagram over the past few weeks.

You can check out the collection when it releases in June over at www.greyjasonwu.com


Immaculate: Jason Wu at New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu, the Canadian-Taiwanese designer who rose to fame by dressing Michelle Obama, unveiled his Fall/Winter 2016 collection, ‘Immaculate’, at a New York fashion show on Friday. Wu was juggling between this and preparing for a later show, as art director of womenswear at Hugo Boss. His show occurred before the highlight of the night: Rihanna’s highly anticipated collection for the Puma sports line.

“The idea is about these immaculately dressed women. I want to address the idea of the wardrobe and thinking about what she wants and what she covets”

Wu wants to return to the start of things: Beauty, and Functionality. He expressed his desire to make “just beautiful clothes that fill her wardrobe” while stating that “it’s not about a seasonal trend particularly”.

“She wants things that can stand the test of time,” the designer commented.

The Wu woman of this Winter & Fall: elegant and sexy, yet comfortable and sophisticated – avoiding the pitfall of being merely a ‘one-season wonder’. Lofty goals but Wu has a strong track-record. He dazzled the world when he revealed Mrs. Obama in pure white for her husband’s inaugural ball back in 2009.

“I think she wants quality, and she wants to be sexy and feminine and sophisticated, but she wants that refinement” Wu said, to outline his principles.

Those are quite a few quotes from Wu for sure but rest assured, the collection spoke for itself. We are just being slightly verbose because we only have one picture to illustrate from the AFP. A round-necked navy blue dress, impeccably cut; black lace paired with a long leather coat; another black dress with plunging décolletage, rounded off with a blue fur collar. All in all, a relatively muted array others have compared to a ‘grungier’ and darker kind of style.

Even between juggling two shows, Wu seemed relaxed after the unveiling of ‘Immaculate’. As for the secret of how he managed, this was his very down-to-earth answer: “Working with really good people, I think that’s ultimately what’s very important, and being very organized.”

Anna Ewers and Clément Chabernaud for Boss SS16

German fashion brand Boss has revealed the first photos of its Spring-Summer 2016 ad campaign, which is centered around nature and architecture. The campaign has been photographed by the Dutch duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

As with previous Boss campaigns, the duo Inez & Vinoodh has been chosen to immortalize the spirit of the new Spring-Summer 2016 collection, envisioned by artistic director Jason Wu.

The campaign, which was shot in Montauk, New York, celebrates nature, and plays with movement and perspective.


Boss has called upon the French model Clément Chabernaud to be the face of its menswear line for this latest collection. He prevoiusly represented the brand for the Fall-Winter 2015 and holiday 2015 campaigns. He models the Signature line, which is dominated by bright colors, camouflage and a sportswear feel.

The German top model Anna Ewers, who was voted female model of the year in 2015 by Models.com, is the face of the women’s collection, which features light dresses in plissé organza.

On the accessories front, the Bespoke bag, which has a graphic patchwork design, is at the heart of this new collection.

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Malgosia Bela for Jason Wu Fall 2015 Campaign

Jason Wu FW2015

Luxury label  has enlisted the talents of the famous Polish model for its fall 2015 collection, “The New Establishment”. A fresh twist on sophisticated classics inspired the new advertising campaign.

While previous campaigns were shot in iconic restaurants, the latest shoot has a hotel for a backdrop.

Wu didn’t settle for just any location, however, as the photo shoot took place in the majestic setting of the Baccarat Hotel in Manhattan.

Jason Wu Fall 2015

The only constants throughout the various installments of the campaign have been the photographers with whom Wu has collaborated.

Once again, he has turned to the masterful eye of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin to immortalize his fashion brand’s collection.

Polish supermodel Malgosia Bela stars in the campaign for this latest collection, which celebrates new classics. The monochrome looks are turned out in an understated palette of neutrals, such as brown and black.

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Concert violinist Charlie Siem is new face of Hugo Boss

Charlie Siem

Twenty-eight-year-old British concert violinist Charlie Siem has been picked by Jason Wu as the new face of .

The German luxury brand went for a cultured choice with their latest campaign star: Charlie Siem’s day job involves playing a 300-year-old Stradivarius at concert venues like New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Now he’s added to his impressive modeling CV with a Spring/Summer 2015 advertising campaign for Hugo Boss (below) shot by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin in New York City’s Chelsea district.

Charlie Siem for Hugo Boss

“I’ve got a close mutual friend with Jason Wu, who suggested me,” Siem said of the collaboration with WWD. “That’s about it.”

Siem has previously appeared in shoots for Vogue as well as in the Chanel ‘Little Black Jacket’ project by Karl Lagerfeld.

The Eton and Cambridge-educated musician has also been the face of Dunhill and the Armani Eau de Nuit fragrance.


Hugo Boss Menswear Fall Winter 2014 Campaign

Hugo Boss Fall-Winter 2014 campaign revealed

The first campaign under new creative director Jason Wu features model Edie Campbell and Hollywood actor Scott Eastwood.

Hugo Boss Menswear Fall Winter 2014 Campaign

Twenty-eight-year-old actor Scott Eastwood, the son of silver screen legend Clint Eastwood, appears in slick  menswear in a new advertising campaign for the German luxury label.

“I was honored to be chosen to represent BOSS. It’s a timeless, classic brand that’s been around forever, and their clothes make you feel at your best, strong and confident,” said Eastwood.

British model Edie Campbell is the face of the womenswear, wearing pieces from Wu’s debut collection for the brand.

Hugo Boss Womenswear Fall Winter 2014 Campaign

“This is my first campaign for Boss, and we wanted to take a fresh, different approach,” explained Jason Wu. “The Hugo Boss tradition is in tailoring, which is always present, but it‘s important that this campaign not only shows the BOSS clothes, but evokes the Boss lifestyle.”

Shot by fashion photography legends Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the campaign was styled by Joe McKenna. Eastwood is next lined up to star alongside Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, and Logan Lerman in “Fury.”

Karen Elson

A Dinner Date With Jason Wu

The Taiwanese-born designer presented the first two images from his Spring-Summer 2014 campaign starring British singer and model Karen Elson.

Karen Elson

It’s hard to image anything more glamorous than the latest Jason Wu campaign, complete with sheer cocktail dresses, a chic decor, and champagne. The designer himself appears alongside Karen Elson in one of the shots, wearing a black bow tie in a booth at the famous New York restaurant Indochine.

The two photographs show the redheaded bombshell striking sensual poses in pieces from the Spring-Summer 2014 collection. Earlier this year, Karen Elson opened the runway show for this Jason Wu collection during New York Fashion Week.

Jason Wu Karen Elson

“There is something so unapologetically glamorous about these images that seem to embody everything that I adore and want to express through my clothes,” Wu wrote of the images through his Twitter.

The sheer and flowing fabrics in this latest collection contrast with previous lines presented by Jason Wu, which were characterized by prints and bright colors.

Jason Wu To Launch Makeup Line With Lancome

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Jason Wu, who created his own brand and was named head artistic director at BOSS Women last June, will now bring his talents to the world of luxury cosmetics for a limited edition collection.

The partnership with Lancôme will take the form of a limited edition makeup collection to be unveiled in September during New York Fashion Week (September 5-12).

The limited edition will include a palette of eyeshadow, mascara, lipsticks and nail polishes. Fans of the hip designer will be able to pick up the new products, with prices starting at $15, from the makeup counters at Bergdorf Goodman in New York or at Nordstrom stores.

This is not the first time that Lancôme has teamed up with a prestigious designer to launch a makeup collection. Most recently, the brand released a collection designed in cooperation with Alber Elbaz.

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Jason Wu takes over at Hugo Boss

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Taiwanese-Canadian designer Jason Wu, famous for his slick, highly urbane womenswear, has been appointed artistic director for womenswear at Germany luxury label Hugo Boss.

“I have long been a fan of Hugo Boss’ vast tradition and lineage in extraordinary tailoring. With the state-of-the-art facilities that are unique to the Hugo Boss design labs, I plan to develop a strong, feminine womenswear collection that reciprocates the brand’s authority in menswear,” said Wu.

“We are absolutely delighted to have an outstanding talent like Jason Wu on board,” Hugo Boss CEO Claus Dietrich Lahrs said in a statement. “This will generate a powerful and creative statement for Boss Womenswear and show our commitment to focus even more on the female side of the brand.”

Born in Taipei, Jason Wu moved to Vancouver, Canada as a child before studying fashion design at the famous Parsons school in New York City.

Launching his own womenswear line in 2007, Wu quickly became known for his classic evening dresses which won legions of celebrity fans. Most influential of all, perhaps, is First Lady Michelle Obama, who picked his designs to wear at her husband’s presidential inaugurations in 2009 and 2013.

Wu is set to take care of all the women’s ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories, and his first work for Hugo Boss will appear in the pre-fall 2014 looks. We’ll have to wait until New York Fashion Week in February to see his runway debut for the label with the Fall-Winter 2014 show.

The designer will continue to work on his own collections under the Jason Wu label, which is based in New York City. Hugo Boss is set to open a new design studio in the Big Apple to work in parallel with the label’s teams in Metzingen, Germany.

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Michelle Obama chooses Jason Wu again

Presidential Inaugural Ball

US First Lady Michelle Obama stayed loyal to Jason Wu on Monday, choosing the Taiwan-born, New York-based designer for her much-anticipated inaugural ball dress as she did four years ago.

She appeared before a cheering crowd of thousands in Washington’s cavernous convention center in the ruby-colored, halter-top chiffon and velvet gown by Wu, with Jimmy Choo shoes and a Kimberly McDonald diamond-embellished ring.

Wu, who dressed Obama in a one-shouldered white gown for her first inaugural balls in 2009, told the fashion trade journal Women’s Wear Daily that he was floored to see her pick one of his custom creations once again.

Earlier in the day, for Obama’s public oath-taking on the steps of the Capitol, the first lady bundled up against the near-freezing temperatures in a navy Thom Browne coat and dress with a J.Crew belt and gloves.

Michelle Obama Chooses Jason Wu