Tanu Vasu explores the creation of hybrid forms that equate innovation with artisanal practice. Tanu is intrigued by the relationships between technology and traditional craftsmanship, and how combining these two design ideologies can result in interesting juxtapositions of clothing and textile design.
Vasu started in the industry at age 14, working alongside Australia's finest fashion houses such as Carla Zampatti where she first developed her tailoring skills, Vasu has since worked on projects showcased in the world's most popular fashion magazines, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Russh, Fashionista and most recently been the Senior Designer for several New York City brands such as Salone Monet, Fleur Du Mal, Haculla and Private Stock. During her time at Haculla, she designed and directed the prestigious guest designer runway show of Fall 2019 at Pitti Uomo, one of the world's leading fashion platforms held in Italy.
Vasu was asked to speak at the honorable panel commemorating the United Nations 76th General assembly about her commitment to the preservation of global artisanal practice and sustainability in textiles.
In 2019-2020 she worked alongside former Nasa Scientist, John Skok to create the world's first dress from volcanic magma in a process that involved traditional craftsmanship and innovation in fabric, this lead to an array of highlights from the press.
Vasu's work has also been exhibited by the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Australia during the oldest design festival in the world, the Sydney Design Festival and has spoken at multiple industry events such as New York Fashion Week and Soho House USA.
Her commitment and expertise with working with local NYC-based brands are her focus, bringing together her skills of illustration, patternmaking/draping, factory/mill network, vision, sustainability knowledge, and celebrating a deep understanding of each brand's DNA through her design work.