FMD 101 Section #1
His New Look
Alexander Wang was born May 17th, 1984 in San Francisco, California. At age 18, he moved to New York to attend parsons The New School for Design to study fashion design. After he dropped out his sophomore year, he launched his first women’s ready-to-wear collection in 2007. The label represents a casually cool downtown style, drawing inspiration from the nineties, French chic, and rock grunge-always finished off with a slouchy, rolled-out-of-bed edge. He won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2008, an honor accompanied by a $200,000 award to expand one’s business. Wang is known for his edgy, somewhat masculine womenswear designs. After designing a Fall 2008 collection using black as the predominant color, he designed his Spring 2009 collection using bright colors such as orange, dusty purple, aqua and hot pink. Also in Spring of 2009, Wang launched a diffusion line of pre-weathered cotton tees, tanks, and T-shirt dresses, as well as a footwear collection of platform sandals. His lines are now stocked globally by more than 30 of the world’s premiere retailers including Barneys NYC, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Dover Street Market, Browns, Otte and Selfridges. Although he reverted to using mainly black fabrics, he was praised for showing great tailoring skills.
In 2011, he was acknowledged by GQ as best designer of the year and by CFDA for best accessory designer. Now at 27, is currently residing in Manhattan: which Is also home to his design studio and first flagship store that opened in March 2011. The Alexander Wang 2011 hip couture line features a neutral palette of several colors, including black, beige and navy; however the cuts, textures and materials of the T Line are truly amazing. This line has each and every basic piece a fashion-conscious woman needs for an updated wardrobe, for example cropped cashmere sweaters, knit cardigans, elegant long shirts and silk provocative tight fitting...
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