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Jason wu has established himself as one of our generation’s most talented american fashion designers. Since debuting his namesake brand in 2007, wu currently offers the signature jason wu collection along with the jason wu contemporary line, both of which are dedicated to making clothes that are exquisitely crafted from the inside out, and making women feel confident and their best self. With a consistent focus on modern luxury and refined elegance, jason has received numerous awards, including the swarovski award for womenswear, the fashion group international fashion star award, and the canadian international designer of the year.
Sarah 'Staud' Staudinger: Co-Founder & Creative Director, STAUD
Sarah ‘Staud’ Staudinger is the co-founder and creative director of STAUD, a Los Angeles-based women’s ready-to-wear and accessories brand that she launched in 2015. Built on an opportunity in the market to sell timelessly-designed, quality products at an accessible price point, her company has since grown to worldwide wholesale distribution with two domestic flagship stores and multiple brick and mortar stores opening in 2023.
Staudinger was raised between Europe and the United States in a global family that promoted the values of exploration and creativity. She was educated in New York City before returning to Los Angeles, where she is based.
LaQuan Smith, born in Queens, New York, started his brand at the age of 21. Smith spent his early years instruct ed by his grandmother who instilled a passion and skill for sewing and pattern making. His distinctive work sparked interest among fashion icons and risk takers including Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Kim Kardashian, all of whom were early supporters of the gifted designer.
Since its formal debut in 2013, the brand has gained acclaim for its endless archive of distinctive garments and details. Smith has cultivated an equally dynamic private order clientele which spans the globe from Lagos to London. Smith's unapologetically glamorous aesthetic has also been tapped by world recognized brands includ ing Heineken, Tidal, Samsung, Microsoft, and Verizon, for Smith directed activations. LaQuan Smith, and his eponymous label, are headquartered and manufactured in Long Island City, NYC and deliver globally.
Award winning CFDA designer Christian Siriano launched his eponymous collection in 2008 following his studies in London under Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. Known for whimsical and show-stopping design, the collection is shown each season at New York Fashion Week and sold in retailers across the globe. In 2012, the first flagship Christian Siriano store opened in NYC, then in 2018, “The Curated NYC” opened in Midtown Manhattan, and now his most recent retail venture, "The Collective West" has opened in Westport, CT. Siriano’s designs have been worn by current FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden, former FLOTUS Michelle Obama, Angelina Jolie, Oprah, Zendaya, Ariana Grande, Julianne Moore, Lady Gaga, Tiffany Haddish, Billy Porter, Cardi B, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Whoopi Goldberg and Julia Roberts to name but a few. Siriano was named among Time’s 100 Most Influential People for his leading contributions on body diversity on the runway and red carpet. Christian is the youngest person to ever appear on Crain's "40 Under 40" list and a member of "Forbes 30 Under 30".
Christian has been heralded for leading the PPE charge during the COVID-19 pandemic. His atelier shifted entirely from clothes to masks and to date he and his team have shipped over one million masks to frontline workers in the New York area. 2020 also saw Siriano launch his own digital BRAVO talk show called “SO SIRIANO” which saw him break down all things fashion and pop culture with guests ranging from Drew Barrymore, Leslie Jones, Billy Porter, Ashley Graham, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Sia. And Christian fulfilled a longtime passion when he added interior designer to his impressive list of credits with the debut of his newest venture, Siriano Interiors and a full custom furniture collection. With over a decade of fashion experience, the Siriano design studio continues to celebrate beauty and diversity in this ever changing Fashion industry. Most recently, the prestigious SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design) MUSEUM OF ART presents Christian’s first ever solo work retrospective with the CHRISTIAN SIRIANO: PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE EXHIBITION, which ran in Savannah from October 2021-January 2022 and recently moved to the Atlanta location and remains on view through October 9th, 2022. In 2017, he added the title of Author to his credits when he released a photographic retrospective book with Rizzoli Books called Dresses to Dream About, now in its third printing. Due to that high demand, he released a new version in Fall 2021 titled Christian Siriano: Dresses to Dream About Deluxe Edition, it features brand new images from his ever growing/impressive body of work.