Jan 23, 2009

Couture Dolls for Big Girls

After seeing Michelle Obama's lovely one-shoulder gown, SG becomes a little curious about the young designer Jason Wu. Looking at his accomplishments, it is no surprise his design is front and center now. SG expects we will hear more about this young designer in the coming years.

(Info via Fashion Royalty)--- At the age of 26, Jason Wu has accomplished more than most have in the toy industry. In a few short years, Wu has turned Integrity Toys Inc. from a producer of mass market toys to a producer of high end collectible dolls. His Fashion Royalty® line had soared in sales over most of its competitors in its first 2 years, and now 7 years since its creation, sports a loyal fan base which rapidly increases every day.
Born and raised in Taipei, Wu has traveled the world from early on in life. He spent a portion of his life living and studying in Canada, France and different parts of the United States before establishing himself in New York City where he attended the prestigious Parsons School of Design.
Always an avid fan of fashion, Wu started designing on dolls as a creative outlet for his budding interest in fashion design as a child. In 1998 after entering and winning a fashion doll design contest, Mr. Percy Newsum (president of Integrity Toys Inc.), noticed the young man’s potential and recruited him as a freelance designer. Within 2 years at the ripe young age of 17, Wu proved to be such an important part of the company that he was brought on as the full time creative director, only to be made partner soon after. In a market often considered as somewhat tired and old-fashioned, Wu has infused a unique energy into the scene with his approach to design and strong business savvy. He and his work have been featured in numerous fashion and lifestyle publications worldwide. Wu currently resides in New York.

24 comments:

  1. I am always so happy to know more about a new designer...so fresh and great ideas he has!

    a kiss for you and great post!

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  2. Wow--I've never seen such beautiful, modern dresses for dolls!

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  3. I've been reading online about people who thought Michelle Obama's dress was heinous, and I can't understand why! I think it's absolutely fantastic.
    And those garments for dolls are unbelievable. So gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing information of Jason Wu - I have a feeling now we're going to be seeing a lot more of him :)

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  4. i've been wondering about him too. so far i like what i see... thanks for a great post!
    xx
    chloe

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  5. Those are some fancy dolls!

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  6. I sooooo need a Barbie!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  7. Nice images!
    I know some people who creating really amazing clothes for the dolls and I always adore to see all their results. :)

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  8. I am looking forward to more of his design.

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  9. Love it! Thanks for sharing, I was very curios about him after seeing Michelles dress.

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  10. wow check out those dolls clothes! fantastic!

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  11. Do you know how much these are?

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  12. Wow! I had no idea. He's so young :) That's wonderful.

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  13. Wow - these are so crazy!

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  14. I have seen them on ebay from 45$ to $125...

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  15. Those are amazing! I love the clothes :) I always loved Barbie :)
    Kisses
    Su

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  16. So young and so talented! Good to visit you again! xo

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  17. I am so excited that he is young AND Taiwanese. It's about time we got more recognition!

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  18. I have been wondering about him too! He is so talented - his designs are stunning.

    -Tina

    P.S. I'm finally back on the "blogosphere" - new updates on my blog!

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  19. I still can't believe how young his is!

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  20. Wow, he is so talented.

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  21. michelle's dress was stunning and when i found out the designer was so young i was amazed. seeing some of his other stuff is really cool, so thanks :)

    also the fact that she would wear something from a relatively unknown designer makes me feel like maybe someday i can design a dress for the first lady :) (or president?)

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  22. Sometimes I wish I was I Barbie doll.. their clothes are stunning..

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  23. wow, i love the second ones!

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  24. Yes--of course! My daughter and I have seen his dolls on the FAO Schwarz Website . . .

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