The fashion world’s boy wonder, Alexander Wang, is pure talent.
Born in 1983, the Californian designer of Taiwanese origins – New Yorker by adoption –has been designing since he was a child. His creativity has been fueled by his enormous drive to create and by his work ethic, always setting him apart.
His urban grunge style, loved by the coolest names in the worldwide star system, is mostly inspired by the places where he hangs out – the nightclubs of New York City – but also by the music he listens to and from a desire to become the mirror of his era and of his generation.
Modernity. That is what he means to represent, and as he himself says, “To be really precise, I looked up the word in the dictionary. Modern is what you have in front of you, the reality you live, and I reproduce what I see. ”
In 2012, only 29 years old, he became the creative director of Balenciaga, a position he held until 2015, when he decided to devote himself entirely, body and soul, to the same brand (created in 2007) that made him famous around the world as the new narrator of the metropolitan style.
Accessibility, virtuosity and the absence of superstructures are the brand’s distinctive characteristics. The result is an ideal aesthetic that is extremely personal, essential and functional, giving it an irresistible appeal.
Like the master, Saint Laurent, did in the past, Alexander Wang once again redefines the concept of luxury. A concept that is formed by the streets as he lives and feeds on the city’s nightlife, allowing himself to be contaminated by the music.