Monday, July 13, 2009
Maybe you know him, maybe you don't, the fact of the matter is, you should. Jason Wu is the designer that many now know as Michelle Obama's Inaugural dress creator. Remember that white chiffon, one-shoulder gown covered in fluffy appliques and beading? That was a Jason Wu. Jason Wu has been well known in the fashion community for some years now, since early 2006, but it was Michelle Obama's choice of his gown that has really destined him for fame. The young 26 year old American designer is indicative of the First Lady's style; fresh, bold and American.
Jason Wu showed his first collection in 2006, prior he studied in Paris and in New York, at the Parons School of Design. Wu claims he began to sew at the very early age of 9, and decided to be a fashion designer while in senior year in Paris. His current Spring/Summer '09 collection is meant to emphasize the natural shape of a woman, the hourglass. He does this by using soft, sensual fabrics and fresh colours, giving the wearers a youthful and relaxed look. Wu not only designs clothes, but high end collectible dolls, making a dent in the toy industry as well.
Want a piece of Wu for yourself? His designs retail at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Holt Renfrew, and Bergdorf Goodman.