A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend Brizo‘s two-day New York Fashion Week experience. It’s something they do every year, but for the first time they focused on hospitality and had gathered a fantastic group of designers. The two days included an immersion into the Brizo family of products, including one of the kitchen and bath company’s newest lines, a collaboration with fashion designer Jason Wu, as well as the full Manhattan experience—drinks at the Event hotel, dinner at the rooftop of the Nomad hotel, and the highlight, VIP passes to Wu’s fashion show and an afterparty with the designer himself.
I have only been to one fashion show in the tents at Lincoln Center, so I had some idea of what to expect—a gaggle of photographers; lined seats where the important people (aka Anna Wintour, who was there!) fill in the front rows way after the show was supposed to begin as they never start on time; and a fantastic parade of inspiring fashions on tall, intriguing women set to pulsating music that is over before the blink of an eye.
Wu’s show was all that and more. Set in a loft space in Soho with the runway lit by these “trees” of branch-like LEDs, you were wowed even before the show started. His looks moved from silver and tan to deep blue and black, and were a masterful mix of sparkle and cut outs, refined and sultry, all with his signature feminine flair.
His line for Brizo is just that: simple, sleek, with a surprising floret detail on the accessories. His signature here: all of the pieces in his collection are done in matte black. His interpretation of the little black dress.