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A day with Alexander Wang

A day with Alexander Wang

Just another day in the life of Alexander Wang.  WSJ follows Wang, who recently resigned from his role as creative director at Balenciaga, as he juggled responsibility for two of the world’s premier fashion brands.  From how much time did he spend a year in Paris for Balenciaga to where does he frequents to get new ideas, the piece highlights the busy life of the much loved designer.

A handful of WANG factoids:

“My friends ask where I get all my energy from.”
“Flying’s very therapeutic. It gives me a chance to reflect.”

Wang by the Numbers:

  • 20 emails Wang sends to himself on average per day, jotting down new ideas. At the end of the day he compiles them all into one email, which he sends to himself as well.
  • 12 weeks a year Wang spends in Paris working on Balenciaga. He lives in a hotel in the eighth arrondissement and frequently orders in Chinese food.
  • $54.48 Price of a small black flight suit Wang buys at an army surplus store in L.A., in addition to two black tank tops.
    72 years Age of his mother, who consults on the Wang brand, which is family owned. “She still wants to take on more,” he says.
  • 20% Growth of the Wang brand annually from 2011 to 2014. There are now 23 Alexander Wang stores worldwide.
  • 6 sweaters in Wang’s inaugural collection. At his first trade show, he had 80 orders.

read the full story on WSJ. Magazine. The September Women’s Fashion issue is their largest issue ever… on newstands August 15.

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photo credit: Photo Credit: Michael Schmelling for WSJ. Magazine

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