Born in Taiwan, Jason Wu began learning how to sew, draft patterns, and sketch in fashion proportions at the age of nine by using dolls as mannequins. By the time he was 14, he went to study sculpture in Tokyo and then spent his senior year of high school in Paris, where he decided to become a fashion designer. Wu then enrolled in the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York. In 2006, he debuted his collection, emerging as one of the leading new American designers. A 2008 CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund nominee for the Swarovski Award for Womenswear, Wu received the Fashion Group International"s Rising Star award that same year, cementing his position as an industry front runner.
The Jason Wu Collection is a manifestation of the eclectic and diverse background of its designer. Wu combines modern lifestyle dressing with the spirit and detailing of haute couture in a way that is both innovative and romantically reflective. Influenced by the classic photography of Richard Avedon and the collections of Charles James and Jacques Fath, Wu celebrates the female form by emphasizing a woman"s hourglass silhouette while utilizing the most luxurious fabrications and detailing. Harking back to the days when women were always polished and styled to perfection, the Jason Wu collection aims to revitalize the art and perfection of dressing with a relaxed and youthful attitude.
For Fall 2012 designers are inspired by a wide range of influences, from the elaborate details of brocade and metallic gold embellishments to the dynamic mix of military chic and power pantsuits. Colo