WHILE he might not have scooped last night’s Swiss Textiles Award, Jason Wu didn’t walk away empty-handed.

“It’s been really nice meeting the other designers like Duro [Olowu] and Adam [Kimmel]. In New York you don’t meet so many other designers and it’s really interesting finding out about their different backgrounds. It’s like a camaraderie – going through things together,” said Wu backstage after the awards, where he showcased his spring/summer 2011 collection – one which he described as being his “most ambitious yet”.

“When you’re working on your collection you have to be in your own world, it’s really nice to get out – see other people’s work. It’s really valuable,” the designer told us.