Jason Wu Is Launching a New, More Affordable Sister Line—Here's a Preview

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It’s been less than a week since Jason Wu wed his longtime partner Gustavo Rangel in Tulum, but the designer is already back to business. On Tuesday morning, the New York Fashion Week favorite took to Instagram to announce his latest project: Grey Jason Wu. Named after his favorite color, the just-revealed portfolio is that of a more affordable sister collection to his namesake ready-to-wear line, this one ranging from $295 to $1,395, WWD reports.

Don’t think he pieced it together overnight, either. In the lead image of his first Instagram announcement, which features the sporty logo to the new line, set to drop this June with a spring 2016 collection, Wu revealed the collection has been 12 months in the making. “As the Jason Wu collection evolved over the last few years, I felt that there was room for a sister collection that very much addressed the needs of women who look for a beautiful, seasonless wardrobe that is neither too edgy or sweet,” he wrote as the caption to an image of sketches shared on Grey Jason Wu’s new social media channel. “There is a sense of relaxed sophistication with thoughtful details that is the basis for Grey Jason Wu.”

He also explained how New York City-based artist Hunt Slonem, famous for his fascination with all things bunnies, inspired his first collection, which will include “printed chiffon,” “multi-colored jacquard,” and “embroidery on knitwear.” Other sketches find striped, off-white dressed and pleated, asymmetric skirts, along with evening-appropriate jackets and office-ready, wide-legged pants. Well done, Wu.

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