Jason Wu “idolises” supermodels.
The Taiwanese-Canadian fashion designer has visited top New York restaurants for the past two seasons to shoot his campaigns.
Carrying on his tradition for Spring 14, Jason can be seen sitting in a green leather booth with flame-haired beauty Karen Elson. The backdrop is the leafy wallpaper of eatery Indochine, which is the venue where he first realised his passion for fashion.
“I first went to Indochine when I was a student at Parsons. I snuck into a party there during fashion week and met Cindy Crawford. I was so starstruck!” Jason recalled to style.com. “As a child of the ’90s, I’ve always idolised supermodels, and that was the first time I had ever met one. It was a religious experience.”
The restaurant in the Big Apple has hosted dozens of art and fashion events since opening in 1984. Jason thinks it is the perfect location to reflect his stunning clothing
“There is something so unapologetically glamorous about these images that seem to embody everything that I adore and want to express through my clothes,” he explained. “There’s never a dull night [at Indochine]! I always meet the most interesting people.”
Karen can be seen wearing a long sheer gold gown in one of the snaps, while in the other with Jason she dons a seductive black number with lace panels.
Jason previously spoke about the changes taking place in the fashion world and how it affects the designs.
“There is definitely an evolution happening in women’s style, past the runway. Designers have always shown outlandish and exuberant clothes, but that hasn’t always translated to the streets,” he explained. “But now, over the past ten years, information happens so fast. Things trickle down, and now there is more variety, more choices than ever before.”
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