Jimmy Choo
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Resort 2012: Jason Wu

Resort season is in full swing—did we mention how much it’s hurting to see perfect vacation-worthy fare when summer has just begun and we’re itching for a vacation?

The pain continued at Jason Wu, where the boy wonder showed a collection inspired by a recent trip to Old San Juan, complete with neon piping and his first forays into swimwear (think sporty bandeaus and a zip-up one-piece that looked right at home under a printed micro-pleated skirt). Also on the casual side? A Jason Wu hoodie—trimmed in lace, naturally.

His more buttoned-up offerings included fantastic tweed jackets and blazers, and after-dark options included a couple LBDs that are certainly coming to a red carpet near you.

Just as exciting, though, was Wu’s amped-up accessories collection—including a slew of candy colored bags and a pair of strappy sandals with colorful trim that I would wear all summer if I didn’t have to wait six months for them to hit stores. (Damn you, fashion seasons!)

Wu’s up for a CFDA tonight in the Swarovksi Award for Accessories category. The winner may have already been picked, but those shoes and bags are a compelling argument in his favor….

Photo: Looks from Jason Wu's Resort 2012 collection