Jason Wu will design a limited edition capsule collection in partnership with Tse for fall 2010. The line—15 pieces for women—will debut during New York fashion week next February.
"In many ways I'm probably the last expected designer to do this, because Tse's aesthetic is so different from my own, but that's the reason I wanted to do it," explained Wu. For the colletion, he plans to combine woven and knitwear and introduce the cashmere label to color and pattern. Tse's CEO Christina Peng-Gerschultz hopes it will be an ongoing collaboration.
Wu's second creative outlet—cooking—also has him in the spotlight, having recently shot a story for Food & Wine magazine with François Payard teaching the young designer how to make the perfect macarons. “They heard that I’d been wanting to perfect it for a long time and they said, ‘How would you like him to teach you how to make it?’ And of course, I’m not going to turn that down.”