Alexander Wang created his eponymous line in 2004 and shortly after won $200,000 from the CFDA/Vogue fashion fund to expand his label. He quickly became on of the coolest names in fashion, honing a 80’s grunge aesthetic with layers of black and sporty t-shirts. The label’s effortless masculine look is enhanced by Wang’s masterful tailoring which secured his place as one of New York’s young designers to watch. His recent accessory lines have also gained much acclaim with the ‘Rocco’ and ‘Brenda’ bags being extremely popular; 2010 will also mark the opening of his first stand alone boutique in New York.
Wang has proved himself to be more than just a one-hit-wonder, he is fast becoming one of the most influential designers of the decade. He is constantly evolving and developing; his SS11 collection, for example, featured no black whatsoever, proving that Wang is a designer with numerous facets yet a strong sense of identity.