“Pre-fall is all about sweater dressing and hybrids,” said Jason Wu. “The palette is pure autumn but the weight is light.” Thus, knitwear was shown in numerous ways, from traditional cashmere pieces to a jacket that worked the designer’s hybrid concept by combining a motorcycle jacket and cardigan into one look. Silk evening pants with an elastic waistband could pass for track pants, and silk blouses featured ribbed knit wrists.
A feminine, floral print dominated the dressier looks. While pretty, it tread too closely to Givenchy territory. The evening standout was a black bias-cut dress with a beaded mesh bodice.