According to WWD, for fall 2009, “Jason Wu is adding The Exclusives, a capsule collection of core silhouettes that stores can personalize to their needs. Wu also is launching a fur line under license with Saga Furs.” The Exclusives collection consists of eight pieces: “three dresses, two jackets, a knitted cardigan, a knitted T-shirt and a skirt. It will be made available in more than 15 colors and fabrics that stores can secure as their exclusive. The fabric options include seasonless cashmeres and silk.” The range wholesales from $390 to $780 and deliveries are slated for mid-June.
“I think that, by now, I have really figured the core of the collection,” Wu said. “There are certain silhouettes that, no matter what we show on the runway, we continue to offer off the runway. I started The Exclusives to make it more official, featuring chic dresses, separates and knitwear, which have done well for us on the retail side. For fall 2009, Wu, with Saga Furs, will incorporate fur — mainly minks — into his collection. He had dabbled in fur pieces before, but now wants to take a more official approach. “We wanted to do a 15-piece fur collection that isn’t just about fur coats, but also fur pieces that blend in with the collection,” he said. “It will be fur garments mixed with fabric. In certain stores, they would hang with clothes, and in bigger department stores, they could hang in the fur departments.”