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Jason Wu Talks Accomplishments, Career, Politics With Valerie Steele

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Ten years ago, Jason Wu left Parsons design school with an “innocence” and “naïveté” of wanting to start a fashion business. He worked out of his apartment for six months before getting a studio space, and made his first sales to Saks personally without a sales rep. With the help of friends, and a combination of ambition, talent and curiosity, he now designs his namesake luxury label; sibling collection Grey; Hugo Boss; Asia-only Fila, and has a fragrance launch planned for August. He celebrated 10 years of business with his fall 2017 show this February, which WWD said had a goal to “wow with grace and glamour.”
Fielding questions at his showroom from Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Wu reflected on his trial by fire business beginnings; having food poisoning around Kate Moss; his biggest accomplishments to date, and his thoughts on runway as a tool for political activism, all with an open and humble sense of self-assurance.
Guests of the intimate conversation comprised mainly FIT Couture Council members, in addition to clients of Garde Robe, a luxury museum-quality garment storage and management service that helped put the event together. Wu archives

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