Man who dropped out of one of the most prestigious fashion schools of the world, Parsons, after two years of his course, today is one of the most sought-after designers. Alexander Wang. He started his career at age 21 and launched his first full women’s collection in 2007. Alexander is one of the “deserved” designers for the minimalism of the fashion scene, and at the same time extravagance.
Alexander started his career at age 21 and launched his first full women’s collection in 2007.
He also won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2008, an honor accompanied by a $20,000 award to expand one’s business. That same year, he launched his first handbag collection. In 2009, women’s T by Alexander Wang was launched, followed by Men’s T by Alexander Wang a year later. In 2009 he was recognized by his peers when he was announced as the winner of the CFDA’s Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year Award. Also in 2009, Alexander was the recipient of the Swiss Textiles Award.
When he dropped Parsons school, in 2005 decided to pursue the launch of his own fashion label, which began with a knitwear collection. Apart from minimalism, he is associated with an urban style, a style that has won many of the celebrities today. He is also responsible for the athleisure today, ie his collaboration with Adidas in 2017. In November, 2012 he has been named Creative Director at Balenciaga .His debut Fall-Winter 2013 Balenciaga collection took place in February 2013, at the historic Balenciaga salons located at 10 avenue George V, Paris, 75008. On July 31, 2015, Kering issued a press release announcing that Wang will leave Balenciaga by mutual consent.
Today, you can find Alexander’s collection worldwide, in more than 700 stores and including, luxury department stores such as, Bloomingdale’s, Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Dover Street Market, Browns, Saks Fifth Avenue and Net-a-Porter. In 2017, Wang was named one of HypeBeast’s HB100, their top 100 influencers in the industry.
Apart from a trend with athleisure, he is one of the responsible for the logo of tights, which is currently a big trend.
“I feel so thankful that I’m able to be a part of something that I love to wake up and run to work every day.” – A.W
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