About the Brand
Alexander Wang studied fashion at Parsons in New York. Following his enriching experiences collaborating with Vogue, Marc Jacobs and Derek Lam, he decided to launch his self-titled label in 2006. The new designer seduces fashionistas and metropolitan women alike with the urban-grunge style of his creations. His pieces quickly lures the exacting female with masculine cuts and untraditional looks. Even though the designer uses color in his creations: orange, red, purple and turquoise – “They want color? They’ll get color!” Alexander Wang – the dominate hue is still black. In its first two years, the brand managed to establish itself worldwide by exponentially increasing its sales outlets. Wang has been quickly idolized by fashionistas around the world who find his creations bold and his style unique. Alexander Wang has won the admiration of fashion professionals as well. In 2009, he was awarded a prize by the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) and Vogue.
Alexander Wang moved to New York when he was 18 with only one goal in mind: to study fashion. He enrolled in the prestigious Parsons The New School of Design where, most notably, he collaborated with Marc Jacobs and Vogue. Wang left Parsons during his second year of school to launch his first collection. His eponymous label launched in 2006 in San Francisco, and he quickly became THE designer to follow. Discrete, hardworking and wise, the designer’s creations embody a dichotomy of “crazy chic”. Wang has developed a cool, urban, sleek and quirky style inspired by a harmonizing of the 90s, French chic and grunge. In 2008, Alexander Wang received an award from the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) and Vogue US for the women’s fashion category along with a $200,000 cash prize to finance his future collections and grow his brand.
Fall/Winter 2015 Collection
"Our customer wants black, so why not make them a collection in all black?" It is with these words that Alexander Wang explained the common thread of his proposal for the Autumn-Winter Collection 2015. Inspired by all popular icons where black is the credo, like the Goths, the Japanese Lolitas or even heavy metal bands, the designer gives pride to the color of the night. The play of materials and different finishes provide the collection with both texture and depth. Working on velvet, leather, nylon and mesh and enhanced with gunmetal studs, fringe and perforations, the colour black is omnipresent. Particularly inspired by the band Kiss and their legendary makeup, Alexander Wang has made a theme: the lightning is thus found in the studs on these leather goods.