Alexander Wang is the wunderkind of the fashion world. After just one year of studying design at Parsons and interning with Marc Jacob and Vogue, Wang launched an eponymous collection during his sophomore year, immediately winning fashion editors over with his selection of perfectly crafted cashmere sweaters. He was only 21.
Now at age 27, Alexander Wang already has his own fashion lifestyle brand that was started in 2005. The first three seasons were predominately knits, until the launch of the full ready-to-wear collection in spring 2007. In the years that followed; a full accessory line, sunglasses, men’s and women’s T by Alexander Wang were introduced to the marketplace. In a short amount of time, Alexander Wang has amassed a following based around an aesthetic that combines ease, sexuality and irony. Whether it’s a bag or a tee, Alexander Wang creates a new approach on luxury, which is not defined by a price point, but pushes the fine line that exists between the perceptions of high and low.
Alexander Wang recently partnered with Dockers to design a range of luxurious tops and bottoms. Below is an interview conducted by GQ.
Alexander Wang debuts his first collection, which is predominately knits, during the fall 2005 season.
In the spring of 2007, Alexander Wang expands beyond knits to launch the first full Women’s collection, selling to over 150 retailers worldwide.
Alexander Wang is nominated for 2008 Council of Fashion Designers of America in Women’s Wear and wins the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.
Alexander Wang wins the Ecco Domani award.
Alexander Wang debuts his first handbag collection in his Spring/Summer 2008 show.
Alexander Wang wins 2009 CFDA Swarovski Women’s Wear Designer of the year.
In spring 2009, Alexander Wang launches T by Alexander Wang for Women, as well as his first footwear collection.
Alexander Wang is the recipient of the Swiss Textiles Award in Zurich, Switzerland.
For Spring 2010, Alexander Wang launches Mens T by Alexander Wang.
Alexander Wang wins Swarovski Designer of the Year Award in the Accessory category.
Alexander Wang Inc. names Rodrigo Bazan as its first appointed President.
Alexander Wang opens his first free standing flagship store in SOHO, NYC.
Alexander Wang wins GQ Menswear Designer of the Year.
Alexander Wang wins 2011 Council of Fashion Designers of America award for Accessory Designer of the year.
You can now shop from Alexander Wang’s online store. Check them out below
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