Jason Wu’s owl tweets through @MissWu_NY

New York designer Jason Wu has launched an official Twitter account under the name @MissWu_NY, offering insider information as though from the brand’s owl of spring 2011.

“She’s sort of this phantom muse who embodies what we’re about,” said Wu. “I thought it would be more interesting to have her perspective. Having a bird that tweets — it just seemed natural, right?” reports WWD.

The feed follows a myriad of unofficial handles claiming to represent the brand.

Wu has also unveiled a new website designed by Li Inc in collaboration with Sweden Unlimited, which offers greater interaction for the consumer. A new section called Craftsmanship provides an inside look at the collections, while there is also video content and e-commerce capability for handbags.

“As we grow, we want to have that direct interaction with the customers. I want to tell our story in a deeper way,” Wu told WWD. “Unless you come to the showroom, you don’t see all the work that goes into one garment. With today’s fast fashion, it’s important to give people reasons why we are a luxury brand. I want them to see how laces are embroidered, or that what looks like ruffles from afar are actually 50 clusters of hand-sewn flowers.”

By Rachel Arthur

Rachel Arthur is Editor-in-Chief of Current Daily, the leading news source for fashion, retail and innovation, and the co-host of its weekly Innovators podcast. She otherwise serves as Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Current Global, a transformation consultancy driving growth within fashion luxury and retail. By background she is an award-winning business journalist and consultant, contributing to titles including Wired, Forbes and Business of Fashion.

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