It was a simpler time on the Jason Wu runway this season. There was a bigger nod to minimalism and stronger tailoring, with only two looks early into the show featuring silky floral ruffled dresses (looking back they didn’t seem to fit the motif of the show). Ruffles found their way into the show, bouncing around the necklines of cocktail dresses and covering the hems of modern trenches nipped tightly at the waist. Even a python-printed leather look found itself flouncing around. It was more American sportswear than we saw in his last collection, more elegantly tailored, as seemingly more casual to the eye. Although, a few lace adorned pieces could be seen as more avant-garde, which helped elevate the collection to a higher level. When I look back at the collection as a whole, the only word that seems to come to mind is ‘soft’, which is ironic considering my favorite look from the collection is a leather coat-dress which contradicts the meaning of soft right to the core. Check out looks from the show after the jump.