Spring-Summer 2011 RTW
More about JASON WU...
Wu combines modern lifestyle dressing with the spirit and detailing of haute
couture in a way that is both innovative and romantically reflective.
Born in Taiwan, Wu moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at age nine and attended Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts and Loomis Chaffee, in Connecticut. He learned how to sew by designing and sewing for dolls, and went on to study sculpture in Tokyo. Wu continued this career path at sixteen by learning to create freelance doll clothing designs for toy company Integrity Toys under the lines "Jason Wu dolls" and later "Fashion Royalty".The following year, he was named creative director of Integrity Toys.He decided to become a fashion designer while spending his senior year of high school in Rennes before graduating from The Loomis Chaffee School in 2001, and studied at the Parsons The New School for Design at The New School. He later interned with Narciso Rodriguez.
Wu launched his ready-to-wear line of clothes with earnings from his years of doll designs.His first full collection debuted in 2006 and won the Fashion Group International's Rising Star award in 2008. In 2008 he was nominated for the Vogue Fashion Fund award. Bruce Weber shot the designer for W magazine's "Summer Camp" portfolio in July.
In June 2010 won the Swarovski Award for Womanswear at the CFDA Fashion Awards.