Some designer collaborations are so completely perfect that they actually give us a kind of glow of well-being. So it was when we heard that Jason Wu, purveyor of modern, and occasionally frothy, ladylike fashions was set to turn his hand to bridalwear.
The exclusive one-off capsule collection, set to be launched on net-a-porter.com will be a tightly edited range of just five pieces - from a floor-length gown with layers of tiered tulle to a bias cut chiffon skirt (paired with an embroidered sleeveless top), a chic beaded shift dress, a more traditional fitted bodice dress with a black bow belt, and a very Wu-sounding feathered mini-skirt (worn with a chiffon sleeveless top). Prices will range from £500 to £2500.
Wu's global profile is exploding, hugely boosted by the patronage of First Lady Michelle Obama, who famously chose Wu to design her bespoke inauguration outfit. He has recently also launched footwear and handbag ranges. The designer told WWD that he wanted his wedding gowns to be 'both youthful and injected with elements of American sportswear, which I favor for my collections. The capsule collection includes wonderful options for a bride, but also has a relaxed attitude with pieces that can be worn to other occasions.'
And, quite frankly, we think these illustrations are so adorables that we can imagine a nice little capsule collection (yes, a la Lanvin) of printed T shirts, totes and notebooks using these oh-so-cute sketches...