Industrial designer Dieter Rams, known for his work with Braun, was Jason Wu’s muse for resort. “He’s really one of the pioneers of making functional things beautiful,” said Wu, who took the same approach to his lineup, which was more spare and subtle than his work of recent seasons. The palette — chalk, optic white, pale blue and pastel pink — and silhouettes were pared back, with plays on classic suiting and apron dresses cut in purist lines.
Chunky footwear — flat sandals and riffs on mary janes decorated with white plastic strips across the top — underscored the minimalist practicality of the clothes, which also had a light, feminine side. A pink dress shimmering with plastic bugle beads and sporting a big, asymmetrical cutout back beautifully made Wu’s point of elevated simplicity.