Text by: Masha Gladchenko

I was thrilled to be at World MasterCard Toronto Fashion Week for Adrian Wu’s unique collection, inspired by the threat of a nuclear war in the 1950s. Wu’s vision was immensely dystopian and reminiscent of the dark days when nuclear weapons had spread fear throughout. Wu presented a collection of sculptural pieces that explain the aftermath of biological weapons. He balanced deformity with elegance (as seen in the slicked back 50s updos and wonderful librarian frames). It was a ‘neat disaster’ as models gracefully strolled to romantic tunes by Ella Fitzgerald and Glen Miller. My personal favourite included ‘I’m a Fool to Want You’ by Billie Holiday.

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