Jason Wu S/S 2013 shoes at New York Fashion Week
While the shoes themselves were basic pieces relying on simple design principles, Wu's show reminded us of the importance of legwear (although in this case the interest was created by making the shoes visible through semi-transparent tulle skirts) and how a shoe can really sing when combined with the right garments. Small pearl embellishments sat on the ankle straps: a detail that became more prominent when the skirts were removed.
The star-spangled skirts were an obvious highlight, but we were equally smitten with other footwear pieces that appeared throughout the show:
A final visual treat was provided in the form of wild leopard print-backed heels, this time introducing white elements to the overall design. The paler leather brings out the pearl embellishments even more strongly, and adds to the collection's curiosity and eccentricity.
A really strong collection from one of our favourite NYC names.