The classic pump with a twist: Jason Wu

Much like Jason Wu’s latest handbag collection, his shoes for fall 2011 are clean and structured with a twist. Perusing the uniformly shaped lines of heels there begs the question: is there ever a time that a classic pump is not a wardrobe staple?

Wu’s collection doesn’t have the creative impact of a Nicholas Kirkwood, or the ‘look at me’ command of a Louboutin; but these pieces have a classic appeal touched by just the right amount of detail. The classic pump comes in a select range of colours from metallic silver to black to red, then traverses into texture like felt and ponyhair. That key detail though is the gold spurt of deco-like rays that creep up the stiletto; much like Wu’s purses with their pentecost doves, this is the hint of decadence that gives the shoes their unique value.

jason wu shoes

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Jason Wu A '11 Shoes
Jason Wu A '11 Shoes
Jason Wu A '11 Shoes
Jason Wu A '11 Shoes
Jason Wu A '11 Shoes
Jason Wu A '11 Shoes
Jason Wu A '11 Shoes
Jason Wu A '11 Shoes
Jason Wu A '11 Shoes
Jason Wu A '11 Shoes
Jason Wu A '11 Shoes
Jason Wu A '11 Shoes
Jason Wu A '11 Shoes
Jason Wu A '11 Shoes
Jason Wu A '11 Shoes
Jason Wu A '11 Shoes
Jason Wu A '11 Shoes
Jason Wu A '11 Shoes

Personally Wu’s satin pumps are a little too evening for me; but one can’t deny the gracefulness of their shape. The classic pumps, ankle boots, and open-toed sandals with metal detail on the ankle strap however – all well worth a look.

You can view the full collection by clicking on the thumbnails above.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.