Holiday dressing is something every fashion person looks forward to each year. There's a particularly giddy feeling that arises when shopping for extra-glamorous clothes fit for the special events at year's end. And this season, there's even more buzz around the occasion with the announcement of the Jason Wu x ELOQUII collection.
Wu's line with ELOQUII, a retailer known for its trend-driven offerings for sizes 14 and up, will officially drop on Nov. 1 both online and in stores. While official pictures of the line have yet to be released, the brand has divulged one exciting fact: Paloma Elseser is the official face of this holiday-ready collection.
This news comes as no surprise, since Elseser – who starred in ELOQUII's 2018 Swim campaign – aligns well with Wu's perspective for the launch. He exclusively tells The Zoe Report, "Paloma is a true force to be reckoned with. I am such a fan of her look and powerful voice. Her confidence and style reflect that of the woman I envisioned for the Jason Wu x ELOQUII Collection — a woman who is completely unapologetic."
Wu is no stranger to dressing powerful women. Meghan Markle recently wore this blue Jason Wu dress to a London gala, somehow embodying both boldness and understated glamour simultaneously. Might this be what ELOQUII shoppers can hope to achieve with this upcoming launch?
When asked exactly what shoppers should expect, Wu couldn't reveal much but did have this to say: "With this collection, I wanted to bring this customer chic holiday options that celebrate the female essence, bringing a balance of sensuality and glamour."
Based on Wu's description, and the solo sketch that's been revealed so far, ELOQUII fans can safely assume the line will be feminine, festive, and high on holiday glamour. Sumptuous fabrics — think velvet, lace, satin — and the ladylike elements Wu is known for, like ruffles and demure draping, are sure to be featured among the designs. And since it's event dressing that's center stage, you can likely also expect eye-catching embellishments that'll dazzle wherever the season takes you. From office holiday parties to New Year's Eve bashes, Wu and ELOQUII promise something for each occasion.
The partnership between Wu and ELOQUII comes across wholly organic – it makes total sense for the names to join forces on capsule collection. The fashion designer has previously released a line that included sizes 14 through 20, and feels passionate about providing high-style garments for all women. For him, the decision to work with ELOQUII was the clear next step. "I've always been drawn to forward thinking and innovative brands, so collaborating with ELOQUII has been a great experience," Wu tells The Zoe Report.
Created in sizes 14 through 28, the drop will encompass both dresses and party-appropriate separates, which Wu looks forward to seeing styled in a variety of unique ways by wearers. The brand promises pieces that are elevated, but accessible – incorporating both ELOQUII's attention to ideal fits and Wu's decidedly feminine vibe.
While you'll have to keep dreaming up what the chic collection will look like for now, the brand has confirmed that additional details on the individual items and imagery will become available in the coming weeks. And mark your calendars for Nov. 1: This collaboration will surely go fast.