Interview With Emerging Designer Adrian Wu On His Fashion Challenge

Adrian Wu, the youngest designer to show at Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week, challenged the idea of wearable fashion and brought art in the form of polyurethane foam to the runway. We had the chance to catch up with Adrian after the show to find out what influenced his Spring 2013 collection.

Real Style: This collection was definitely a risk and we love that there isn’t a clear influence. How would you describe this collection?

Adrian Wu: For me this is romantic. This is definitely my interpretation on romance.

What was your inspiration for this collection?

I wanted to translate the idea of dystopia onto the runway and I created this collection to kind of mirror the idea of what if the Cuban war happened in the 1950s.

Can you tell me about the process of making this collection?

I sprayed the polyurethane foam on a mannequin and it really was as simple as that. It took me about 6 months to complete the entire collection.

Related: See all of our coverage on Toronto Fashion Week

What do you think are 3 key pieces that every woman should have in her wardrobe for spring 2013?

A little black dress, a little yellow sundress and a little white dress.

Watch Adrian Wu’s daring fashion show here:

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[Photo Photo by George Pimentel via Toronto Fashion Week]

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