While attending the Fashion Institute of Technology as a full-time fashion design major, Palu interned at Vera Wang RTW and Vera Wang Bridal, assisted in the fashion closet of ELLE magazine and worked as a front desk receptionist at a NYC hair salon. Right out of school, he jumped into the fashion industry as an Assistant Designer for the shoe company Sam Edelman. He then competed on season 10 of Project Runway as a Finalist where he won four challenges, including: the Rockettes costume, the Lord and Taylor gown and the Babies R Us dress. After making it to the finale and showing at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Palu finished in fourth place. From there, he entered back into the fashion industry as a freelance designer for the brand Haute Hippie under Creative Director Trish Wescott-Pound. While at HH It didn’t take long for Palu to gain the Creative Director’s confidence and be promoted to Associate Designer. Palu became a front runner in a short couple of months, designing in categories such as suiting, leather and fur (in both apparel and outerwear), handbags, jewelry, custom-made red carpet gowns and wedding gowns. Palu had a team of interns and was taught how to delegate responsibility very fast. He was one of the top designers at HH mainly because he knew how to design fashion forward, wearable clothes at the contemporary price point. Having his designs be best sellers in Saks, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman was great encouragement that he can one day succeed under his own name. Palu took a brief hiatus from HH to compete on Season 3 of Project Runway Allstars where he finished fourth place. After the competition he returned back to HH but with a new drive and passion to start his own company. He worked tirelessly around the clock, maintaining his job while also creating his own 10 piece collection. When the time came to showcase his designs, there were no questions of innovation and attention spent on details. The collection was chic, sophisticated and wearable, the world would finally see Christopher Palu’s very own voice. Palu consulted at Elie Tahari for a year after, as the Fur and Leather designer working directly with Mr.Tahari and Creative Director Fred Tutino. While at Elie Tahari, Palu was asked to rejoin the relaunched Haute Hippie as senior designer of embellishments. He was there for 10 deliveries along side creative director Cady Vaccaro until In 2016, Palu gained his first investor and was able to finally launch CHRISTOPHER PALU NEW YORK. He has showed at every NYFW since and has caught the eye of many in the industry. Palu is concentrating on expanding his brand and being sold in luxury department stores in New York City.