Alexander Wang – The Wunderkind


Alexander Wang is an Taiwanese-American designer, and head of his own fashion company, and previously creative director of Balenciaga. He moved to NYC to attend the Parsons School of Design while just 19, but dropped out before finishing his studies. In 2007, he displayed his first collection in New York, and a year later won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, which provided money to build his brand.

In 2008, Alexander Wang launched his first handbag brand. The next year, T by Alexander Wang was born, and soon after Men’s T by Alexander Wang.

Alexander Wang’s fashion lines are now featured in over 700 stores, including: Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Dover Street Market, Net-a-Porter, and Browns.

In 2011, Alexander Wang opened his flagship store in SoHo. In 2014, Alexander Wang was announced as the next collaborator with fashion retail giant, H&M.

Story of Alexander Wang:

Alexander Wang Quotes:

“I’m not like most designers, who have to set sail on an exotic getaway to get inspired. Most of the time, it’s on my walk to work, or sitting in the subway and seeing something random or out of context.”

“Time passes faster and faster, but with every project I always want to find the next challenge and the next challenge is just as exciting as the previous one.”

“No one is going to understand your brand better than you.”

“No one ever taught me, and I never had formal classes in pattern making, so I was like, Okay, I’ll just drape, and I’ll sew as I pin it.”

“In the beginning I pushed toward perfection, but it takes time to get to certain places.”

“A lot of my work is a matter of reacting to surprises in life.”

“There’s a tendency to think that young designers only do fantasy fashion, but I’m more interested in making clothes that women can afford.”

“When you focus on the consumer, the consumer responds.”

“When I decided to launch my first knitwear line, it was because I saw a void in the basics category. The editors were always looking for cool, fashion-forward tees and sweaters. So that’s where I started.”

“I think everyone shares a fear of failure – that you’re only as good as your most recent collection. That’s definitely a fear, but it’s a fear that fuels me, that makes me want to work harder, that makes me take on more challenges.”

Originally posted 2016-09-30 19:44:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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