Among all the people who has captured the media through 2014 Alexander Wang is the one that keeps coming back in our minds. If there was an award to be given for the designer of the year it would go to him. His name has come again and again in the fashion news, spreading like an epidemic through this year with the likes of his anticipated global market collaboration with the high street giant H&M, turning the world into an athletic gang or taking the Health Goth trend to the mass market. It was a thoughtful move as the collab was sold out by the end of the day. His influence is limitless and it is difficult to number it. Wang grew up in the 90's. He has a special and personal relationship with the Street Culture, his trademark.
The Street Culture is at the core of his eponymous Spring Summer 2015 collection. The dialogue he has established with the street culture can also be found in his SS15 collection for Balenciaga where he pushed the limits of Couture craftsmanship that he mixed up with athletic wear delivering an outstanding collection. Through this collection people can recognize his signature. He's fearless and can express his creativity without the heavy legacy of the house and the shadow of Nicolas Ghesquière. Now Wang's name goes hand in hand with Balenciaga. His business is juicy and busy. He is about to open a flagship in London and has launched a denim capsule collection with his girl Anna Ewers as an ambassador (she's also the face of the new Balenciaga fragrance). His brand is definitely growing fast like a cancer and it's a good thing. The only thing we could wish him for the future is to keep his freedom and his independence.
Wang's Diary in 2014
06.03.14 T By AW -MANGO VIDEO
7.25.14 RTW - F14 CAMPAIGN
7.30.14 NYC INSTALLATION #22
09.24.14 FALL HEAT - VIDEO
10.03.14 NYC INSTALLATION #23
10.13.14 ALEXANDER WANG X HM WILDPOSTINGS
10.16.14 ALEXANDER WANG X HM/ GLOBAL EVENT
11.21.14 LONDON STORE OPENING
12.09.14 DENIM X ALEXANDER WANG CAMPAIGN
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