The young designer took his inspiration from the erotic photography of Helmut Newton and the dream-like photos of Lillian Bassman. That combination resulted in pieces such as a leather harness to add a shock of sex to an otherwise dainty lace and chiffon dress. The less couth would call it upscale dominatrix. A black leather bustier harness dress was softened with sheer, flesh-tone jersey fabric. Hints of menswear also toughened his models. He ended with sparkly tulle gowns, but even at his most feminine, Wu kept the harness theme going.