Born in New York City in 2004, with the intention of being worn world wide, Alexander Wang is the master of off-duty, downtown cool. Known for his signature black colour palette, 90's influenced t-shirts and hoodies, tailored yet sporty suiting, and must have leather bags & accessories.
Alexander Wang has made a name as one of the most disruptive labels in contemporary fashion. Quintessentially modern, the brand delivers collections of womens ready to wear clothing, footwear and accessories that have become globally coveted for their experimental approach and glamour grunge sensibility. Here at Incu, we stock all the newest pieces from Alexander Wang’s seasonal collections, from runway collections that are perfect for after dark, to relaxed staples, luxurious handbags, and women’s footwear styles.Read more ...
Alexander Wang launched his namesake label in 2004 at the age of just nineteen. Born in San Francisco, Wang grew up surrounded by beach culture and a laid back West Coast sensibility, but at eighteen, he relocated to New York to pursue a career in fashion. Wang attended the prestigious Parsons School of Design In New York and worked on multiple fashion internships, including one at Teen Vogue. By his second year, Wang decided to leave school and start his own label, Alexander Wang - a small, considered collection of unisex cashmere sweaters. In 2007, Wang debuted his first full women’s ready to wear collection on the runway at New York Fashion Week, with a body of work that soon caught the attention of the fashion elite and was sold in over 200 stores worldwide.
Following the debut of his first full womens collection, Wang received numerous awards and recognition as a promising young designer. In 2008 Alexander Wang was awarded the prestigious CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund in which he received $20,000 that went towards expanding his business and building his brand, and it led to the launch of his very first collection of handbags. Alexander Wang handbags and accessories were instantly recognisable for their distinct, grungy feel and textural design. Heavily embellished structured handbags in classic shades of black with silver, gold, and rose gold studded details became the trademark look of the Alexander Wang accessories collection. Following his first fashion award in 2008, Wang was also announced the winner of the Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year, and in 2009 he was the recipient of the Swiss Textiles Award. By 2010, Wang was the recipient of the Swarovski Designer of the Year for the second time, this time taking out the title for the design of his accessories range that was quickly growing in popularity for their studded details and textured leather finishes. The awards didn’t stop coming, while in 2011 Alexander Wang was named Best Designer of the Year by men’s fashion and lifestyle magazine GQ, and was also awarded the title of Best Accessory Designer by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Alexander Wang shoes and accessories soon became the staple styles of the brand’s seasonal collections. The label launched a range of women’s leather boots featured in a smooth, classic black leather with a sleek pointed toe, Chelsea-style elasticised gussets, and a block heel finished with a cutout design and metallic hardware. The boots soon appeared on the feet of celebrities and fashion fans all over the world, and they became a permanent fixture season after season. With heels in a range of heights, Alexander Wang boots offer the perfect style for everyday wear. From casual daywear to after dark looks, Alexander Wang boots offer endless versatility and a trans-seasonal effortlessness. Alexander Wang bags started as a distinctly grunge-inspired aesthetic, exclusively crafted in monochrome with metallic hardware details, designed with ample storage room, twin carry handles, adjustable cross-body straps, and structured silhouettes.
In 2009 Alexander wang launched the diffusion line, T by Alexander Wang. The range was a collection of laid-back staples like oversized pre-weathered cotton t-shirts, jersey mid-length dresses and softly ribbed tank tops in a monochromatic colour palette perfect for casual days and lazy weekends. T by Alexander Wang still today offers a considered collection of wardrobe essentials, including jersey track pants, organic cotton sweatshirts and lightweight knits that perfectly blend minimal style with contemporary streetwear codes. The diffusion line later added a curated footwear collection featuring platform sandals perfect for warm weather dressing.
Alexander Wang has credited Diane von Furstenburg and Anna Wintour as mentors in his career, while his family has - and still does to this day - been active collaborators and supporters of Wang and his business. A family affair, Wang’s brother, Dennis, is the fashion house’s chief financial advisor, while his sister in law is the chief principal office, and his mother has been consistently involved behind the scenes in the brand’s success. It was this support and collaboration which allowed Wang the opportunity to take the reins as Creative Director at Balenciaga in Paris. Wang took the head spot after the departure of Nicolas Ghesquière from the iconic French fashion house, where he worked overseeing the women’s and men’s ready to wear and accessory lines. Wang made his runway debut with Balenciaga in FW13, showing his first collection at the historic Balenciaga salons in Paris. The experience was one that shaped Wang’s understanding of couture, and showcased his distinct take on disruptive luxury fashion.
Today Alexander Wang is known for a casual, cool style that blends grunge and glamour with a youthful air of French insouciance. Each collection of Alexander Wang womenswear expertly blends androgynous style with beautiful tailoring and a minimal, stripped back aesthetic. Here at Incu we stock all the newest ready to wear women’s apparel and accessories, including Alexander Wang’s beautifully crafted leather footwear, signature boots, block heeled sandals, and rhinestone encrusted handbags. Shop the range in store and online, and browse brands like Bassike, Acne Studios, Paris Georgia, and more.