A lot of my work is a matter of reacting to surprises in life.
ALEXANDER WANG was born and raised in San Francisco, CA and later moved to New York City to attend Parsons School of Design. In 2005, after two years, he decided to pursue the launch of his own label.
The collection began predominately in knitwear, represented by six unisex silhouettes. In Spring 2007, it had evolved into a full Women's ready-to-wear line and the collection was shown for the first time on the runway in Fall 2007.
In 2008, Alex received top honors as the recipient of the Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund and launched his first handbag collection the same year; in 2009, he was recognised by his peers when announced the winner of the Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year; and in October 2009, he was the recipient of the Swiss Textiles Award.
In 2009, Women’s T BY ALEXANDER WANG and Footwear launched, while Men’s T by Alexander Wang launched a year later. Men’s ready-to-wear launched in 2011 and Alexander Wang was acknowledged by GQ as Best Menswear Designer of the Year and by the CFDA for Best Accessory Designer that same year.
Alexander Wang opened its first flagship store, February 2011, in SOHO, NYC. Following the NYC flagship store opening, Alexander Wang opened its second flagship store in April 2012 in Beijing, China.
Today, Alexander Wang has over 15 stores worldwide, including its own E-Commerce site shipping to more than 50 countries. Men’s and Women’s categories offer ready-to-wear, T by Alexander Wang, handbags, footwear, accessories, and the OBJECTS collection, a curation of personal lifestyle items, which are also sold to over 700 of the world’s leading retailers.