In which other industry do people have as many jobs, or their hand in as many tasks as they do in fashion? Though Jason Wu's become a booming success, he's lending his design skills to Tse next season. His limited edition capsule collection - around fifteen pieces - will debut at New York's Fall 2010 Fashion Week. Tse's been producing Jason's knitwear for a couple of years, so he already has a solid relationship with the brand and its CEO, Christina Peng-Gerschultz. He told WWD, "I thought, ‘This could be interesting.' In many ways, I am probably the least expected designer to do this, because Tse’s aesthetic is so different from my own, but that’s one reason I wanted to do it.” It'll be sold through Tse outlets, no word yet on the price points, and though it's being billed as a one time pairing, Peng-Gerschultz already says she'd love to do it again.
Life With Jason Wu!
In less than half-a-decade, Jason Wu has gone from being part of a group of promising young designers to being the most promising young designer around. Sure, it has something to do with Michelle Obama wearing his design to the inauguration ball, but it's also about Wu's ability to create upscale-yet-modern clothes for wealthy clients, and at the same time work on out-of-the-box, accessible collaborations with brands like nail polish purveyors CND. At just 28-years-old, the boy wonder has already accomplished more than many designers do in a lifetime. We recently caught up with Wu at his studio, where he sketched a look from his 2012 Resort collection just for Fashionista, and also talked a little more about his daily rituals.