Jason Wu is a leading global design talent based in New York, NY. Through merging classic American sportswear elements with a refined couture sensibility, he has created an internationally recognized brand in just 10 years.
Since debuting his Ready-to-Wear collection in 2007, Jason has been dedicated to making clothes that are beautifully crafted from the inside out. With a focus on exquisite quality and traditional craftsmanship, much of Wu’s collection is manufactured in New York using custom developed fabrics from the finest mills in France and Italy.
As a child, Jason began using dolls as mannequins to learn how to sew after his mother bought his first sewing machine. The miniatured scale of the mannequins trained him to be in tune with every minute detail of his designs.
Although only 36, the precocious designer has already achieved many of his aspirations. His collection is sold globally and he dresses some of the most influential women in the world including former First Lady Michelle Obama, Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, Diane Kruger, Liu Wen and Christy Turlington, amongst many others.
Jason has received many accolades, including being named one of the finalists in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in July 2008. In June 2010 he won the Swarovski Award for Womenswear at the CFDA Fashion Awards and in April 2011 he was nominated for the CFDA/Swarovski Award for Accessory Design. Jason served as Artistic Director of Hugo Boss womenswear Ready to Wear and Accessory collection for five years. More recently, Jason was honored with the Fashion Star Award at The Fashion Group International Night of Stars 2015, and won the 2016 International Designer of Year at the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards.