Alexander Wang – Designer Information

Alexander Wang, a designer designs that represents urban pop culture couture...

Alexander Wang Designer Info

Alexander Wang is an American fashion designer, and is best known for his time as creative director for Balenciaga.

Early Life

  • Alexander Wang was born on the 26 December in 1983 in San Francisco, California.
  • He did his elementary and middle schooling at Harker school.
  • For his high schooling he attended Drew School in San Francisco.
  • Wang also attended summer design programs at OTIS and Central Saint Martins.
  • At the age of 19, Wang enrolled at the Parsons New School for Design in New York City.
  • He spent two years at the design school, while he completed internships with Teen Vogue and Marc Jacobs.
  • Wang then dropped out of Parsons, to go and follow his own career in fashion.

Career

  • In 2005, Alexander Wang launched his own label, which consisted of mostly knitwear pieces.
  • In 2007, he debuted his first complete women’s ready-to-wear collection on the New York catwalk.
  • In 2008, he was announce the winner of the Vogue fashion fund , which is a prestigious prize that came with a $20 000 award, to expand one’s brand.
  • And that exactly what Alexander Wang did. In the same year he launched his first handbag collection.
  • In 2009, he launched a women’s clothing collection called, T by Alexander Wang.
  • A year later, he launched a men’s collection under the same label.
  • He then was announced the winner of the CDFA’s Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year Award for 2009.
  • In 2010, he received yet again awards from the CDFA’s, this time in the catergories Accessory Design and Swiss Textile.
  • In 2011, Alexander Wang opened his first flagship store in SoHo, New York.
  • In the same year GQ announced Wang as the Best Menswear Designer of the Year.
  • In 2012, came Alexander Wang’s biggest break in his fashion career, when it was announced that he would be take Nicolas Ghesquiere’s place as creative director of Balenciaga.
  • In 2013, he was awarded a fashion star by the Fashion International Group.
  • In 2014, it was also announce that Wang would design a collection the H&M, which include pieces for men and women, plus an accessories range.
  • In 2015, Wang parted ways with Balenciaga, this was said to be a mutual decision between the designer and the brand owner, Kering.

 

Trademark

  • Alexander Wang is best known for his urban designs which included his track vests, patchwork windbreakers, boyfriend jeans and sweatpants etc. Wang is also known for using the colour black, although the designer did release a collection using bright neon colours, but soon reverted back to using the colour black, in most of his clothing. Another thing his designs are known for are their magnificent and skillful tailoring. The designer brand has been describe as “ the model-off-duty” style.

Present Day

  • Today Alexander Wang lines are available in 700 stores worldwide, which includes department stores such as Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and many more.
  • The brand itself has 16 stores in 7 different countries.
  • Alexander Wang today is noted as being one of pop culture’s prominent designers and we are sure that this young designer will only get better with time.

 

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