Judy Wu autumn/winter 2017 collection presentation for LFW
Imagine a collection that is both bold and loud but also slightly muted. Somewhat of a paradox, but it was something that Judy Wu managed to capture in her autumn/winter 2017 collection.
Inspired by neo-futurist architecture, there was a marriage between asymmetric pleats and hemlines and autumnal earth tones of golden ochre and vermillion. Thick stripes of burgundy and forest green stretched across sophisticated structures and streamlined forms, bringing emphasis to the crafted shape of each piece.
Consisting mostly of top-and-skirt combinations and dresses, the collection did not overtly try to be feminine or masculine, which we perhaps don’t come across too often.
The focus did not seem to be on gender stylings but rather on something more plain and simple: it was more about the craft behind the pieces. The most simple look from the collection was a grey long-sleeved shift dress, where the hemline on the front skirted across the knee, but then dropped to the calves at the back.
Even the more decadent of pieces – a scarlet long-sleeved top with a rigid, sculptural twist at the neck, with a matching, generously-gathered skirt trailing at the model’s feet – was incredibly striking but somehow downplayed by the way it spoke so transparently – geometry is elementary and nothing should distract from it.
This dialogue that speaks volumes to its viewer is what makes Judy Wu a promising visionary.
Photos: Amy Smith
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