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Jason Wu Partners With The Woolmark Company For Spring/Summer 2017

Aug 29, 2016 12:44 PM EDT
Designer Jason Wu, who just married his partner Gustavo Rangel
(Photo : Getty Images/Slaven Vlasic ) Designer Jason Wu, who just married his partner Gustavo Rangel

Jason Wu has teamed up with The Woolmark Company for spring/summer 2017.

Wu has signed on as an ambassador for the company, and as part of the recent deal, the designer acted as a judge at the Australian and American portions of this year's International Woolmark Prize, and he also has to incorporate Australian merino wool into his spring/summer 2017 collection.

While judging the Woolmark Prize competition in Australia, Wu visited a wool-producing property in Marulan, New South Wales to learn more about the material.

"Merino wool has always played an integral role in my designs. Yet partnering with The Woolmark Company really allowed me to further explore and develop wool for summer. What my spring/summer 2017 collection does is push the boundaries with conventional seasons, creating year-round luxurious pieces, which I could achieve by working with wool," Wu said in a press release.

"We are thrilled to announce the partnership between Jason Wu and The Woolmark Company. Jason's meticulous attention to detail and innovative vision makes him a perfect partner to demonstrate the timelessness and versatility of Australian Merino wool. We have already seen Wu's unique take on wool in his fall/winter 2016 collection, where the tidy parameters of his brand unveiled a serious wardrobe with a luxurious overlay," The Woolmark Company managing director Stuart McCullough added.

Wu will present his spring/summer 2017 collection during NYFW in September. 

Earlier this summer, Gabriela Hearst and Rochambeau were named the U.S. regional winners of the International Woolmark Prize in womenswear and menswear, respectively, at an event at La Sirena in NYC.

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