In my book, Alexander Wang takes the spot as the hippest designer in women’s fashion. Though Wang was born and raised in San Francisco, he is of Taiwanese descent. He moved to New York for college, but after two years at Parsons, Wang dropped out to focus on starting his own line. He blasted onto the scene in 2007 with a line of unisex sweaters during New York Fashion Week, receiving critical acclaim. Quickly after, Wang was awarded with the esteemed CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, solidifying his start as a promising designer.
Looks from Alexander Wang 2014 Fall/Winter collection.
Wang has consistently created clothing with clean, sleek lines and solid colors that scream cool. He holds two women’s lines, a ready-to-wear that features classic turn modern pieces in luxurious fabrics, and T by Alexander Wang which creates sportier T-shirts, pants and jackets. He also has created menswear, lingerie and eye-wear. In March of 2012, Wang was allowed to spread even more of his cool vibes everywhere as he was tapped to become creative director of the revered French house of Balenciaga. Alexander Wang’s clothing is considered a staple to every cool girl’s closet around the world or if you are like me, a dream staple to one day put in my closet. At thirty years old, Wang is at the top of his game and I can’t wait to see what is to come.