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Alexander Wang Profiled By Barneys

07 April 2011, 11.45 | Posted in Designer news, Retail | No comments »

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Alexander Wang is profiled and interviewed in Barney’s weekly “Big Bang” column, which is dedicated to the early days of designers the department store is fond of. In Wang’s case, the relationship is special because they were the first big retailer to recognize his talent and provide him with a springboard. Here’s Wang’s response to one of the questions–as is often the case, an unwillingness to be deterred was part of the DNA for his label’s eventual success:

Barneys:  So, who was the first to pick up those wares in the suitcase?

Wang: In the beginning, we tried calling every showroom to represent us, nobody would return our calls or give us even a meeting.  So, we took the collection ourselves to the tradeshow and signed Barneys on the first day.

And on another note, how about the fabulous black and white shot of Wang used to accompany the article?? We’ve always thought he was a looker, but wow, he’s almost alien-beautiful in this image!

Nicki Minaj Interviewed By Vogue Wearing Alex Wang!

30 March 2011, 20.39 | Posted in FASHION WITH A CONSCIENCE, Music, celebrity | 2 comments »


Nicki Minaj performed at a environmental charity event held by auction house Christie’s last night (which, Minaj informs us via Tweet, she was asked to do so by by Anna Wintour herself), and on the red carpet was interviewed by Vogue. Here is the response to her outfit question:

What are you wearing tonight? Is it one of your favorite designers?
Yes, it is—it’s Alexander Wang. It’s all black, of course, and I knew I needed to get my green on, so that’s how I came up with the green-and-white hair. I have a lot of designers I like right now; I really like Donatella Versace. She sent me a few beautiful things recently to consider wearing to the Grammys and, even though I ended up wearing Givenchy,  I believe in supporting women. I’m all about the girl power.

Which is cute because Alexander Wang stated in a recent interview that Minaj is an artist he’s listening to a lot lately (“I’m really into Nicki [Minaj] right now, of course, who isn’t?”), so…..together at last!

See a few more images, plus her response to her makeup essentials on the next page. And on another note, first Lady Gaga, then Rihanna, now Nicki?? What the heck is going on at Vogue or maybe more accurately with Wintour??

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Alexander Wang X Betony Vernon ‘Second Skin’ Bracelets

29 March 2011, 15.27 | Posted in Designer Collaboration, Jewellery | 1 comment »

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Straight from the Autumn/Winter 2011 runway, the “Second Skin” and ”The Offering” sterling silver bracelets designed in collaboration with Betony Vernon are now available to purchase on Wang’s etail site. Priced from $2,500-$3,000, there are just eight pieces in total and each is numbered. On the next page, see the bracelet as worn on the runway. If you will look, you’ll see that it’s not exactly a bracelet as much as a hand cuff. Or something.

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CFDA Nominees Announced

17 March 2011, 14.22 | Posted in Fashion | No comments »

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CFDA announced its 2011 fashion award nominees and honoree recipients yesterday. The Womenswear Designer Award is the most coveted and this year the competition is super tight! There’s industry standard bearer Marc Jacobs (who won the award last year), crowd favorite Proenza Schouler (who we think “won” NY Fashion Week) and the king of Downtown New York, Alexander Wang, who was nominated for two additional awards, Accessory Designer Award and Swarovski Award for Menswear. Does Wang get it this year? You have to consider him the favorite if only because Jacobs has won it three times and the Proenza Schouler boys won it in 2007, and as such it might have the feel of a snub if he’s denied again.  

See more nominees and recipients on the next page, including Lady Gaga who was awarded a well-deserved Fashion Icon Award.

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Alexander Wang Autumn 2011 Runway By Julia Chesky

10 March 2011, 15.31 | Posted in Fashion Week, Runway Show, photography | 1 comment »

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Here’s just one image from Alexander Wang’s Autumn 2011 runway presentation, as shot by NY photographer Julia Chesky. She calls the angle “nosebleed,” but actually it gives  you a wideview look at the collection that brings out its theme of cozy chic. So perfect for the New York City girl who, sans car, spends more time than most braving the elements. See more at Chesky’s site.

Alexander Wang Backstage Autumn 2011 By Julia Chesky

08 March 2011, 15.01 | Posted in Fashion Week, Runway Show, Shoes, bags | 1 comment »

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We give you an up close and detailed look at the  backstage going ons at Alexander Wang’s Autumn/Winter 2011 NY Fashion Week presentation, as photographed by NY photographer Julia Chesky. We pulled all the shoe and accessory photos, but if you’re into models and what goes into making them runway ready, there are quite a few exquisite hair and makeup shots we left behind at Chesky’s site. More on the next page.

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Rihanna In Alexander Wang & Louboutin

04 March 2011, 14.45 | Posted in Music, Shoes, celebrity, nail art | 3 comments »

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Rihanna was photographed recently in Sidney, sporting the look of summer 2011: an Alexander Wang cropped mock top in teal (which is almost sold out at Shopbop), high-waisted pleated khaki slacks, a loose-fitting gold, menswear-inspired watch and Christian Louboutin “Lucifer Bow” stillettos, which are still available with the 45 mm heel, but sold out on the Christian Louboutin etail site in the 120 mm black heel, with no sign of the beige ones Rihanna is wearing at all. On the next page, get a close up of Rihanna’s perfectly executed Ruffian (or half moon if your prefer) manicure, featuring cream-colored polish contrasted against black, on a nail featuring a rounded-square silhouette.  

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Alexander Wang X Terrance Koh ‘Mask Project’

01 March 2011, 17.49 | Posted in Designer Collaboration, Retail | 1 comment »

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Alexander Wang has collaborated with artist Terrance Koh on a series of “Mask Projects,” with the first a light installation that obscures the indentity of models (see above) featured on the designer’s etail pages. The announcement of the project comes as part of today’s relaunch of the Alexanderwang site. Newly added to the site is video of the Spring 2011 runway, and behind the scenes with Diplo and Ashley Smith, who are the faces of the brand’s spring ad campaign. And if that’s not enough tech for you, Wang is now also Twittering!

NYFW: Alexander Wang Shoes & Accessories Autumn 2011

14 February 2011, 17.22 | Posted in Accessories, Runway Show, Shoes, bags | 1 comment »

 NYFW: Alexander Wang Shoes & Accessories Autumn 2011

Alexander Wang’s love affair with metallic shine continues with his Autum 2011 collection, started as it did with the apricot lame strips that he showed on bottoms for Spring 2011 . In this post we focus on his shoes and accessories for as much as Downtown girlies lust for every iota of his collections, it’s his shoes and especially his bags that they will murder to own. As bags size down, Wang makes his practically miniature with the two shown above the biggest of the bunch. Both are adorable, but it’s the mini-foxtails that make them next level and 100 percent covetable. On the next page, see his fur sunglasses, caped-crusader (or mudflat) sandals and some open-toe quilted boots that you will either love or despise, no in between. And there’s also a pic of Wang himself, flaunting his shiny locks and looking very much like the Downtown sneaker head we hear he is.  Via.

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Alexander Wang Ad Spotted On NY Taxi

10 February 2011, 18.11 | Posted in advertisement | No comments »

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An Alexander Wang ad was spotted on a New York taxi by Racked, which speculates it could be foreshadowing the opening of the brand’s first boutique in New York. It is fashion week so the timing would be perfect, and Racked has an opinion on that, too, which you can read here.