Jason Wu is a rising star among couture fashion designers and he now wants to expand his range to include a leather goods line, after launching an eyewear collection in March 2010. It sounds as if the American designer’s entrance into the fashion accessories universe is for the long haul. Wu told vogue.com, “My eyewear collection is only the beginning of my accessories range, stay tuned for later this year.”
Wu is busy researching the possibilities for his leather goods in Florence, Italy, home of some of the world’s top leather craftsmen.
Wu, who only presented his first collection in 2006, is already a top creator of celebrity fashion style, counting as fans January Jones, Amber Valetta, and First Lady of the US Michelle Obama, who chose one of Wu’s creations for an Inauguration Day ball in 2009.