Jason Wu went a little rogue on purpose this season, which Fashionista reports is building on codes he baked into last season’s show:

Fall 2024 hones in on perfectly-imperfect details, most of which are intentionally askew: deconstructed maxi dresses featuring a similar moth-bitten technique as seen in spring; distressed knitwear with various snag areas, as if the yarn got caught one too many times; blouses crafted with extra panels that hang loosely as the models walked.

“I’ve always been known as a ladylike, pretty designer, and, you know what, I love that,” Wu admitted. “But I’ve also been in the industry for over 15 years. I want to show evolution. Last season, I hope you saw [that]; this season, I went further.”

Some of this is far lovelier than “moth-bitten” implies, and then some… just sort of makes me wonder, in that ancient way, why we’re making clothes meant to look like they’re falling apart.

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