Jason Wu’s rise, Luxury tiger, Karl-isms, Force of Alexa Chung, Marius Op’T Eynde

Jason Wu | Source: Design Scene

A Silk Road (Montecristo)
“At the time, perhaps Ms. Kauffman didn’t realize she was grooming the young man to become one of the most successful young fashion designers of this decade. Already, at only 29 years old, Wu has established his own eponymous private fashion label; been a finalist in the Council of Fashion Designers in America (CFDA)/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2008; and dressed countless celebrities and starlets for public appearances over the years.”

Riding the Tiger of Luxury (WSJ)
“Since the 2009 downturn, the luxury sector has enjoyed a turbo-charged recovery, helped by Asian consumers buying high-end watches and the priciest jewelry. One of the biggest beneficiaries has been Cartier, the world’s biggest branded jewelry company by sales, and the jewel in the crown of Swiss-based luxury group Compagnie Financiere Richemont.”

Karl Lagerfeld Sets New Web Site (WWD)
“It’s worth a visit just for the ‘Karl-isms.’ Karl Lagerfeld’s new Web site, karl.com, devoted mainly to his new masstige collection, includes gems of wisdom and wit from fashion’s consummate overachiever.”

Alexa Chung: the forces that move fashion (Guardian)
“In the print room at Central Saint Martins, it’s as if I’m watching a high-budget dramatisation of how fashion works. To my right, 20-year-old students in top-knots, rubber gloves and Violent Cancer T-shirts hunch over their silk-screens, like Mary Katrantzou did four years earlier. And to my left, the British Fashion Council’s new ‘young style ambassador’, Alexa Chung.”

Rise: Marius Op’T Eynde (Dazed Digital)
“It was a case of a lot of his mother’s fabric and not enough good menswear options that lead Marius Op’t Eynde to a position under the enviable guidance of Raf Simons last season.”