November 3, 2011
For his Resort ‘12 collection, Jason Wu channeled the vivid colors of Puerto Rico, glimpsed during a New Year’s vacation last year. Now that the weather in New York is turning chilly, a return to the beach sounds pretty appealing. That’s where Wu and photographer KT Auleta went to shoot their new Resort video. “KT has really been innovative with the way she’s worked with moving imagery,” Wu said of his collaborator. “I think movement is such an important part of clothes that it made complete sense to collaborate on a video that not only showed the Resort collection, but also told a vividly compelling story.” This story in particular was inspired by the slightly creepy mood of The Talented Mr. Ripley, although with Hailey Clauson taking on model/actress duties, it’s hard to see anything but sunshine. The video, which debuts exclusively here on Style.com, goes up on NeimanMarcus.com next week, along with an interview with Wu and Auleta. The Resort collection pieces pictured hit the floor at the end of November, but if you can’t wait until then, there’s always the exclusive Miss Wu bag on sale today as part of Style.com/Print’s Instant Get program. Click here to ogle.