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Alexander Wang Announces Last Show at NYFW

Alexander Wang is 37, Parsons Educated, former creative director of Balenciaga, and currently the head of his own high-fashion label, aptly named Alexander Wang. Wang founded his brand in 2005 and has consistently achieved widespread success and approval. His fans range from Anna Wintour to Lady Gaga and Rihanna. Since Autumn/Winter 2007, Wang has been a staple in New York Fashion Week. On January 17th, 2018, Wang announced that this NYFW would be his last.

 

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The current CEO, Lisa Gersh, explained that in order to better suit the needs of the Alexander Wang customer, the brand would instead present collections in December and June in the future. While the collections would still be shown in New York, Alexander Wang felt that this decision was best for their customers as it would line up better with the pre-collection schedule. Gersh said that the current way fashion week is set up, with “resort” and “pre-fall” is outdated and no longer relevant. The new format is much more innovative, and better for customers shopping throughout the year.

An Alexander Wang Denim Look from @AlexanderWangNYC's Instagram page

An Alexander Wang Denim Look from @AlexanderWangNYC’s Instagram page

Wang is not the first to decide to exit NYFW. It is becoming increasingly common for designers to leave NYFW, and Wang is following many others including Rodarte, Thom Browne, and Proenza Schouler. So, while the decision is upsetting for some, it can’t be categorized as completely out of the blue. Steven Kolb, CFDA CEO suggests that these brands who have opted out of NYFW could band together and combine their interest to do something together pre-collection.

Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and 21 Savage for Alexander Wang

Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and 21 Savage for Alexander Wang

While no one can be sure what the future of Wang’s company holds, this much is true. Alexander Wang has been putting out ground-breaking, exciting designs since 2007. We know that this won’t be stopping any time soon.