Like our other featured designer Chris Benz, Jason Wu is a twenty-something graduate of Parsons who has made an impressive and lasting impression on the fashion world in a very short amount of time.
Wu launched his first collection in 2006 after graduation and quickly became a favorite of various celebrities and public figures. Based out of New York, his focus started and has remained on dressing his clients from head to toe. The designer says that he seeks to go “back to the days when women were always polished and styled to perfection… [he] aims to revitalize the art and perfection of dressing with a relaxed and youthful attitude.” Simply, Jason Wu clothing is often meticulous in its detail and uber-feminine.
For the fall we chose a great mix from the young designer’s collection. Living up to his philosophy of “perfection” dressing, all of the pieces we chose are for women who like to dress timelessly, but with a hint of playfulness. This can be seen in the stovepipe tuxedo pant, which will be available in black; as well as the retro inspired “sculpted dress,” which has a three quarter length sleeve and full skirt (also available in black). Wu upped the ante this season by also personally designing and fabricating his own lace. Intricately detailed and used mostly in black, we chose a great silk t-shirt available in charcoal, a blouse in sheer nude with the lace delicately placed over the shoulders, and of course beautifully fitted cocktail dresses with the cut lace added for drama.