Alexander Wang: Street style inspiration
Alexander Wang is a relatively recent addition to the fashion scene. In 2005, the Chinese-American established his fashion brand. Already a few years later, in 2007, Alexander Wang achieved the ultimate fashion breakthrough with his unconventional, yet classic masterpieces of street style. In his collections and Alexander Wang handbags he showcases a clear liking for neutral, unobtrusive colors. Black, white and beige dominate his designs. Some pieces by Alexander Wang also boast attractive cut-out details or spice up an outfit with skillful hints of silver.
Alexander Wang first and foremost stands for modern, classy women’s- and menswear as well as accessories in the premium segment. The brand was founded in 2005 in New York by the designer of the same name. As the son of Chinese-American parents, Alexander Wang grew up in California. At the age of 18, in 2002, he moved to New York to start his career in fashion. His talent in fashion design was recognized right from the start: Only 20 years old, he designed a highly-acclaimed collection of cashmere pullovers at the "Parsons New School for Design". Immediately after successfully completing his studies, he achieved the breakthrough with his first own collection. The ready-to-wear collection by Alexander Wang was a real sales hit in over 200 boutiques worldwide.
In his designs, Alexander Wang frequently places emphasis on black nappa leather and combines his pieces with his characteristic silver necklaces, zippers and buckles. He firmly believes that everyone can be glamorous – also in comfortable, yet appealing clothing. Herein, Alexander Wang was inspired by street styles and regularly showcases simple, yet sometimes edgy collections with unconventional materials like neoprene or latex.
Alexander Wang handbags and backpacks complement this range. These often rock subtle yet refined details in the form of zippers and studs and can be perfectly combined with casual Alexander Wang outfits.
Until today, Alexander Wang has not only worked for his own brand. From 2012-2015, he was chief designer at Balenciaga. His casual yet stylish designs are loved by many celebrities for their everyday life. This coined the label “Model off duty (MOD)”, which is since then inseparably connected with Alexander Wangs designs. Avowed fans of Alexander Wang and his designs are actresses like Mary-Kate Olsen, Gwyneth Paltrow and Megan Fox, but also singers like Rihanna have openly admitted their admiration for the brand. With his casual, street style inspired fashion Alexander Wang has thereby firmly secured his position in the fashion scene.