Jason Wu Tries His Hand at Bridal

November 15, 2010 • Fashion

Sketches from Jason Wu's capsule collection for Net-a-Porter

New York-based designer and go-to ingenue for the First Lady, Jason Wu, has decided to extend his influence to the bridal market. Wu has announced he will create a bridal capsule collection exclusively for Net-a-porter, set to launch in January.

Wu, who was rocketed to fame when he designed Michelle Obama’s inauguration gown, will offer a capsule bridal line of five ivory looks. “I wanted to create an exclusive bridal collection for Net-a-porter that is both youthful and injected with elements of American sportswear, which I favor for my collections,” Wu said. “The capsule collection includes wonderful options for a bride, but also has a relaxed attitude with pieces that can be worn to other occasions.”

The bridal selections will be offered on Net-a-porter.com as a global exclusive for a year and will include a floor-length gown with layers of cascading ivory tulle, a long bias-cut godet chiffon skirt paired with an embroidered tank, an above-the-knee feather skirt with a chiffon tank and bow for embellishment, a shift dress with degrade beading and a fitted bodice dress in silk faille with a black bow belt. The dresses will range from $795 to $4,000. Although the arrangement is for one capsule collection, the designer may be open to doing it again, said a Wu spokeswoman, though she noted the designer has no plans to wholesale a full-scale bridal collection.

Article and Photo Source: WWD

-Alia Rajput

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