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Bergdorf Goodman Featuring Jason Wu

March 16, 2011

The Jason Wu collection at Bergdorf Goodman is a wonderful collection of clothing that goes beyond seasonal best.  The designs are an array of simplicity with sheer elegance  that fines both taste and style.  Whether worn casually and conservatively or for a special event, the collection provides flexibility.

This is the first time I’ve visited the site.  My overall opinion is that the clothes are very elegant and offer up a high class perspective of living with a hefty price tag.  At the same time, if I had the money to spend, this is where I would go as they fall right in line with my personal taste.

Who is Jason Wu?  He is the celebrity designer that is keeping the fashion industry excited.  You know he is above reproach in his creations when you hear that among the elite of his fame and popularity are both Barak and Michelle Obama.

His fall 2011 collection was a real winner with designs that are fun, flirty and dramatic, just the way I like it.  I went on a Google craze looking to see what his collection consisted of for the fall 2011 season and I was thrilled that he kept in with his originality in making each design unique and his own.  He’s given women of fashion new hope in taste and style and something definitely to look forward to.

One of my many favorites is the simple retro look; the stripped shirt and long trousers where if worn with a pair of 6-inch platform high heels could set the ensemble off entirely and be jaw-dropping hot.  The makeup choice for his models was different and is what adds to the dramatic effect of the look.

The 28-year old Taiwanese American fashion designer is based in Manhattan, NY.  He learned how to sew by designing and sewing for dolls, and went on to study sculpture in Tokyo.  He 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 last July.  His clients also consists of Ivana Trump, RuPaul, January Jones and Amber Valletta.

I especially admire his collections because they speak to today’s modern and stylish woman.

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