Jason Wu Reveals the Inspiration Behind His “Tropical Paradise” Runway Show at New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu‘s New York Fashion Week show provided a sweet escape from life in the COVID era.

Forget staring at the same wall for another day and turn your eyes to Jason’s spring 2021 runway show set on the beaches of Tulum, Mexico! Or at least pretend that’s the case.

In reality, Jason Wu, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and IGM were able to create a tropical oasis on the rooftop of one of New York City’s high rise buildings. All it took to bring Jason’s vision to life was an array of palm trees, a boardwalk and 12,000 pounds of sand, which was all well-worth it for the designer.

In an exclusive interview with E! News’ fashion expert, Zanna Rossi, Jason said that ahead of the show he told all the models, “‘I want you to forget that we have all these problems—we’re in a

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White Milano Plans ‘Phygital’ Format for September Show

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ITA-LOVE: Ever the vocal supporter of Italian fashion, White Milano is embracing a phygital approach for its September show aimed at shining a light especially on Italian fashion businesses.

Planned for Sept. 24 to 27 at a still undisclosed location in Milan’s Tortona district, the fair will combine the White Milano trade show, traditionally held during the women’s fashion week, with the WSM Fashion Reboot event dedicated to sustainability – originally scheduled for June and then postponed due to the pandemic.

The trade show organizer sealed a partnership with Best Showroom, a new network of 50 Italian showrooms to install the “Milano Loves Italy” project aimed at supporting local small-and-medium sized enterprises and brands, in response to the disruptions caused by COVID-19. International brands will also be welcomed.

“By joining forces with different entities, we will be able to express our strength

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