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.
Spring Summer 2014 Collection
Alexander Wang’s winter collection borrows from basic menswear to redefine a woman's silhouette, which is always refined. We feel the desire to bring a rock touch the most elegant bags and to add a touch of fantasy to designs that already have a timeless charm.
A true craftsmanship was conducted on the textures: one can observe both smooth and embossed leather, washed or even scratched, and mounted on strict and very graphic lines, i.e.: on the Chastity clutch.
The brand also thought of the backpack, which is the absolute casual accessory, and reinterpreted it for a very chic result. On this bag, an extremely elegant and smooth black leather has been used for a quite subdued look.
Finally, the Jane, Racketeer, Brenda and Marti bags have a much more original and street style shape, and are available in winter colors like khaki or navy blue.