The Taiwan-born, NYC-based designer, whose red carpet-ready, polished femininity has earned him approval from the world’s most powerful women, channels an imperfect beauty for Spring. Wu referenced the work of his friend, photographer Maxime Poiblanc, whose photos of withered flowers permeate the collection. Underscoring this unpolished beauty are the washed fabrics used throughout (sateen, cotton, and leather included), which give the garments a crinkled, worn-in finish.
Editors’ pick: look 27. A blend of dotted tulle and layers of washed silk habotai (used traditionally for kimonos).