Designer News. Jason Wu Goes Exclusive

December 23, 2008 • Fashion

Jason_wu_2Next fall, designer Jason Wu is adding new line ‘The Exclusives’, a capsule collection of core silhouettes that stores can personalize to their needs. Wu also is launching a fur line under license with Saga Furs.

The Exclusives collection is eight basic pieces: three dresses, two jackets, a knitted cardigan, a knitted T-shirt and a skirt. They will be made available in more than 15 colors and fabrics so that stores may secure as their exclusive. The fabric options include seasonless cashmeres and silk.

“I think that, by now, I have really figured the core of the collection,” Wu said. “There are certain silhouettes that, no matter what we show on the runway, we continue to offer off the runway. I started The Exclusives to make it more official, featuring chic dresses, separates and knitwear, which have done well for us on theJaso_wu_fur  retail side.”

The Exclusives line will wholesale from $390 to $780. Deliveries will hit stores mid-June, where the items will be alongside Wu’s main fall collection. Each item will feature a second label marking it as a store exclusive.

The collaboration with Saga Furs, will  allow Wu to incorporate fur into his collection. He had dabbled in fur pieces before, but now wants to take a more official approach. “We wanted to do a 15-piece fur collection that isn’t just about fur coats, but also fur pieces that blend in with the collection,” he said. “It will be fur garments mixed with fabric. In certain stores, they would hang with clothes, and in bigger department stores, they could hang in the fur departments.”

Source: WWD

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