Jeremy Vu, B.F.A. Menswear Design, grew up in Santa Clara, California. Vu worked as an alterations assistant at Rodarte, helping complete the S/S 12, F/W 12 and S/S 14 collections, and interned with Melissa Fleis in Spring 2014. Vu collaborated with Fortuna, California native and B.F.A Knitwear Designer Lupita Ramirez, and Justin Lei Wang, A.A. Jewelry & Metal Arts, who was born and raised in Harbin, China. In 2014 Wang won the third place Jewelry & Metal Art award at the Academy of Art University Spring Show.
Their collaborative collection, “Truly Outrageous,” takes a stylistic page from the 1980s film Heathers and the animated television show Jem and the Holograms. The wide shouldered silhouettes are a nod to the decade, while the loud color palette and mixed patterns evoke the rock star attitude captured in the animated television series. Fabric sponsorship was provided by Sophie Hallette.