Alexander Wang Sale for shoes, Rocco & Diego Bags, all clothing and accessories. Alexander Wang Online Alexander Wang is a fashion designer based in New York City. In 2007 after dropping out of Parsons School of Design he launched his first ready-to-wear collection. Today is label is seen as a cool causal downtown NY style. His influences cross lines and includes French disco chic, rock grunge with a touch of “I just got out of bed and I’m wearing this” look. In his short career Wang has already joined a list of New Yorkers who are famed for their fashion. Hilfiger, Karen, Klein and Jacobs are his peers which is no easy feet consider the amount of competition. In 2008 he won the CDFA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award and was later featured in the November 2010 issue of the magazine Vogue. The same year he launched a line of weathered cotton T-shirts, tanks and dress shirts. Wang has also a side footwear collection whose first offer was a collection of heel-high platform sandals.
Wang has been named twice the Swarovski Designer of the Year, in 2009 and 2011. As well as a Best Accessory Designer during 2011. Wang has successfully combined the grunge and luxury looks that challenges and interest a new generation of hipsters and fashionistas. His accessory lines only prove that Wang is a fashion force to remember. His bags, the Rocco and Diego are already a cult hit on the must have items of any season. “He gets his time and his contemporaries,” says designer Diane von Furstenberg, who is president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
The Wang Style
Just like Tom Ford in his early years, Wang sees the humor and inspiration in everything including bad taste. High-heeled sandals with flaps, blazers decorated with metal clips, sparkly Lurex pants and handbags almost completely studded over. Though Wang designs a lot of wearable clothes, such as the washed silk sweatpants and ponte knit blazers. His T by Alexander Wang, which is a line of basics and the botanical print parachute dresses are examples to his fashion chops. Unlike any designer today Wang is most definitely a product of his times. Designing fashion for the generation who grew up with a remote control in one hand and the other surfing the internet. The generation of sexually suggestive image, nostalgia for the 90’s and extreme sports, is his audience. His approach to designing is just as layered if not chaotic.
In many ways, Wang represents the tension between the past and the future in fashion, between a slow, more rarefied, artisans luxury and a fast, made-in-China, attainable luxury. Alexander Wang represents to some the lines between the past and the future in fashion and on a larger scale culture. The crossing of luxury as a rare gift and the man-made artificial meaning of the word desire and want. “Although his runway shows are very directional and very urban, the collections are easy to translate,” says Ken Downing, fashion director of Neiman Marcus.
Shop Alexander Wang
Buying the latest Alexander Wang collections is easy and quick when done online. There are a number of online fashion boutiques which carter to all of Wang’s various lines of clothes and accessories. Most of the shops offer reduced or free shipping and many offer previous seasons collections at deep discounts. For the best deals browse through the selection of online boutiques to find the perfect outfit for your wardrobe; Westfield, Shopbop, SSENSE, Net-A-Porter and MyTheresa.