WMCFashion Week Unzipped: Adrian Wu

Posted 10 years ago by myetvmedia

Official influencer and social luminary for Perrier 2012’ Adrian Wu’s S/S 2013 runway show was unique and daring. No ‘girl next door’ fashions here, although the models were made up to look very much like that with their sixties coifs and glasses. Otherwise they had all stepped right out of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ – wait not Alice – the video game Bioshock – in fantastical outfits, hard to describe as a dress and saucily open at the back to reveal bare buttocks. Meringue confections fashioned into dresses in moss green, tomato red, foil golds and silvers swirled by, shocking and delighting. How daring of Adrian Wu  who at 22 is the youngest designer on the runway!

Wu describes his SPRING/SUMMMER 2013 collection debuted at WMCFW in Toronto as being inspired by his idea of what if “The Cuban missile crisis in the 1950’s” actually happened, nuclear war occurred and civilization ‘advanced’. Wu is a product of his generation. He is inspired by the digital world, was discovered online and happily lives in the tech world of today. Wu says he had not planned to be a major fashion designer, he thought he would be a sex therapist. Self taught, he discovered he could sew three years ago and was good at it. For the past three years that’s what he’s been doing. He has backed the talent up with hard work.

Wu is daring and has already stirred up controversy with his S/S 2012 collection shown in Toronto. ‘Phallic’, ‘mocking the industry’ were the horrified terms used to describe his creations. When his designs were used at the 2012 Book Lovers Ball Gala for Margaret Atwood’s Sci-fi novel “In Other World’s”, attitudes changed.

maybe life is all about contradiction…Why can’t it be more than fashion?”

excerpt Adrian Wu National Post Oct. 23, 2012; Interview Global Toronto’s Morning Show

Adrian Wu has come into the fashion world like a comet. Born in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, he does have fashion design in his genes. His grandmother was Head Designer of Tai Ping Carpets Hong Kong.


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