Jason Wu Collaborates with Graffiti Artist Kaws For Spring

Designer Jason Wu, known for his ladylike clothes, collaborated with graffiti artist Kaws for spring, adding a toughness to his feminine aesthetic.

14 photos
1/14
Getty Images
A look from Jason Wu's Spring 2012 collection.
2/14
Getty Images
Jason Wu entered the big time when First Lady Michelle Obama wore one of his creations to the Inauguration Ball in 2009. This season, the designer says he was inspired by both Haute Couture shapes and Pop Art.
3/14
Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz F
Wu collaborated with graffiti artist KAWS this season on floating petal prints.
4/14
Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz F
Cocktail dresses -- like this black and ivory silk gazar dress with splattered Swarovski crystals -- were standouts in the collection. This dress also got Glee's Lea Michelle's endorsement who nodded approvingly when it passed her.
5/14
Getty Images
Wu's laydlike sensibility came with a bit of a kick this season -- for instance, the designer showed more than a few pairs of incredibly short shorts.
6/14
Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz F
There were high octane colors in the collection like shocking pink, electric blue and pop yellow.
7/14
Getty Images
Looks like this black paperweight leather pleated jacket and silk chiffon shirt with a Swarovski collar were uncharacteristically tough for Wu.
8/14
Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz F
Bags in the collection included blue and green "painted" python handbags and floral print clutches.
9/14
Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz F
Typical of Wu, the collection was loaded with embellishments including feathers and embroideries, mixed with laser cut sequins.
10/14
Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz F
Makeup in the collection, created by Diane Kendal and the Mac Pro Team, focused on a bright red lip.
11/14
Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz F
Hair, created by Odile Gilbert for Kerastase, was done up, and accented with feathers.
12/14
Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz F
Evening looks in the collection were bold and bright, including this dress with an ivory beaded houndsooth lace bodice and bright pink silk petal skirt.
13/14
Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz F
Another stand-out was this electric blue silk gazar floating dress.
14/14
Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz F
Watch for this pop yellow strapless silk gazar floating gown to make a red carpet appearance soon.
Contact Us