VLOV-QINGQING WU: MENSWEAR THAT GIVE US SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT

RICHARD WU CREATES COLORFUL, STYLISH CLOTHES FOR QINGQING WU SPRING/SUMMER 2013

It’s rare that I get the chance to talk about menswear.  Yes, I am one of those women who thanks the universe daily that I am, indeed, a women, endowed with lots and lots of fashion choice:  skirt, dress, pants, suit, long, short, bold or pastel?  Then there are men:  suit, shirt, tie, shoes.

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Shorts are a little something different for summer.  Yes, there’s Kanye making a fashion statement with meggings, but how many Kanye’s do any of us know, who could actually pull that off?  No, men’s clothes?  Boring.

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Not, however, if you’re Richard Wu.  He’s broken out of the boring menswear mold with interesting and exciting cuts, colors and textures for his Qingqing Wu Spring/Summer 2013 collection.

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There is a magnificent simplicity to this collection, and yet, the beauty is in the details.  His jackets are cut to perfection.  Some are slightly longer, some slightly shorter, some looser, some more fitted, but all beautifully tailored.

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Then, there’s color:  light and airy pastel blues and greens, grays and tans.  Finally, the details, different collars, high, low, vaguely Nehru or asymmetrical and varied fabric choices as well.  The details showed in his shirts, as well with subtle prints in the soft pastels that ran through this whole collection.

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We’re so used to covering women’s collections, and some designers throw in a few men’s pieces just because, well, why not? But Richard Wu loves menswear, and it shows. It’s what he does. and he does it so well.

Photography: Anton Brookes

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