Jason Wu

Jason Wu

Designer/Artistic Director, Jason Wu/Hugo Boss womenswear

The Taiwanese-born designer shot to fame when Michelle Obama wore his dress at her husband’s inauguration. He is artistic director of Hugo Boss womenswear.

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The Taiwanese-born designer shot to fame when Michelle Obama wore his dress at her husband’s inauguration. He is artistic director of Hugo Boss womenswear.

Jason Wu's live mosaic

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Biography

In 2008, less than two years after the launch of his namesake label, Jason Wu was selected as the recipient of the ‘Rising Star Award’ for women’s ready-to-wear at the annual Fashion Group International awards. Selected as a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist that same year, Wu’s career trajectory soared in early 2009 when Michelle Obama championed the designer at her first – and subsequently second Inaugural Ball, earning Wu, an emerging designer, unparalleled exposure and a permanent exhibit  in the ‘First Ladies Collection’ at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Wu has since become one of the most coveted American designer’s within the industry, boasting collaborations with the likes of Bergdorf Goodman’s, Shiseido, Moda Eyewear, Target, Melissa and General Electric. The designer has been awarded several industry accolades including the CFDA/Swarovski Award for Womenswear and the Future of Fashion Award at the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund and has been shortlisted for the prestigious Swiss Textile Awards and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards. In 2011 Wu was named as a consultant for the St. Regis, producing fashion-oriented Web content and events for the hotel and in June 2013 was revealed as the new artistic director for Hugo Boss Womenswear.

A Taiwanese native, Wu’s interest in fashion was forged at an early age, sketching costumes from designs seen in stores and studying sculpture in Tokyo. In 1998, whilst studying at the Loomis Chaffee boarding school in Connecticut, Wu contacted the president of Integrity Toys, a fashion doll manufacturer, offering his sketches for consideration.  Wu began designing accessories and costumes for the dolls, earning up to $500 per month and in 2000 designed a Fashion Royalty line of dolls for Integrity that was stocked by New York toy emporium FAO Schwarz.

Career

  • Jason Wu
    Jason Wu

    Designer 2006 - Present, New York, United States

  • Hugo Boss
    Hugo Boss

    Artistic Director, Womenswear 2013 - Present, New York, United States

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