Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Alexander Wang talks about his business and design process

When Alexander Wang was appointed the new creative director of Balenciaga, the fashion world freaked out.  Wang's aesthetic is more commercial than Ghesquiere's was, but perhaps that was why Wang was chosen as Ghesquiere's successor.

Back when Wang's label first started, I was supposed to interview as an assistant designer, but due to a combination of schedule and my reluctance to work for someone who was younger than I was, I never interviewed.  Perhaps that was a mistake, but it's been interesting to see the evolution of his brand and his status as a designer.  His line started out as several relatively simple sweaters and has mushroomed into a huge lifestyle brand.  He definitely has an eye for what looks cool, and seems to work hard while staying humble.

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