Finding herself with a new graphic design degree and a “dot com” job in Silicon Valley, Jade Chiu soon understood that ignoring her fashion design instincts wouldn’t do. So she bought a one-way ticket to NYC and immersed herself into studying fashion and accessories at FIT and Parson’s School of Design.
Since then, New York based Taiwan-native, Chiu, has contributed to the studios of Anna Sui, L.A.M.B., DVF, and BabyPhat. She is self-taught and combine all of her art/ graphic / accessory and fashion background, to creating her new jewelry line.
Succumbing to her long-held dream of creating accessories around Eastern zodiac animals, Jade launched the “Fusion Lovers” line in 2009. Skin, chain, and crystal combine in mini-sets of accessories that revolve around Jade’s playful imaginings of the styles, muses, networks, status, and styles of her 12 zodiac dolls.
In 2011, Jade delved deeper into zodiac identities with “Fused Babes.” A pop surrealism jewelry line of stunningly imaginative fashion-art pieces, the jewelry personifies and animalizes expressions and features of the face.
In 2012, She’s opened a show in Paris, with the launch of “Zodiac12” collection, the eyes of world-renowned stylists, editors, and photographers are on her. Her pieces have been picked by Italian Vogue, i-D UK, and Shinsegae campaign and continues to set global trends.
In 2013, Jade is involved in some jewelry design with the brand Vivienne Westwood.