Born in San Francisco, California, to Taiwanese-American parents, Alexander Wang went to summer design programs at OTIS and Central Saint Martins.  He attended boarding school in Pebble Beach at Stevenson School for ninth grade. During the latter part of his teenage years, he lived in San Francisco and attended the Drew School for high school.

He moved to New York City to attend Parsons School of Design. In 2005, after two years, he decided to pursue the launch of his own label. The collection began predominately in knitwear, represented by six unisex silhouettes.

In Spring 2007, it had evolved into a full Women’s ready-to-wear line and the collection was shown for the first time on the runway in Fall 2007. In 2008, Alex received top honors as the recipient of the Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund and launched his first handbag collection the same year; in 2009, he was recognized by his peers when announced the winner of the Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year; and in October 2009, he was the recipient of the Swiss Textiles Award. 

In 2009, Women’s T by Alexander Wang and Footwear launched, while Men’s T by Alexander Wang launched a year later. Men’s ready-to-wear launched in 2011 and Alexander Wang was acknowledged by GQ as Best Menswear Designer of the Year and by the CFDA for Best Accessory Designer that same year.

I love representing designers who have ties to San Francisco. Alexander Wang is on the top of my list for perfect pieces. I just got the crispest, whitest blouse and have my eye on this sweater. Here are the other perfect Wang items that I want to add to my closet.

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