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The designer was in L.A. over the weekend to mentor Otis College seniors and give a talk at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

By Marcy Medina on October 29, 2018

Jason Wu is doing his part to inspire future designers, acting asa mentor to 15 seniors at Otis College of Art and Design. The program falls on the school’s centenary and was made possible by Mary and David Martin’s Madworkshop Foundation. Jason Wu onstage at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Friday.

Wu tasked the students with examining the history and symbolism of Forties and Fifties uniforms and men’s wear an translating it into a modern women’s ready to wear collection. As part of his program, Wu took the class to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in August to examine little-seen pieces from its Costume and Textiles Department as well as its artworks and architecture. He returned last Friday to see the students’ progress and take part in an onstage conversation with LACMA senior curator and head of the department Sharon Takeda.

Prior to the talk at LACMA, Wu sat down with WWD to discuss the importance of staying in tune with the younger generation as well as his upcoming docuseries. Jason Wu at LACMA with senior curator Sharon Takeda.

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