A Native Californian, Alexander Wang was born and raised in San Francisco, at the age of 18, he moved to New York City where he attended Parsons School of Design and partook in a variety of internships. By his sophomore year, Alex was already designing the first collection of his label Alexander Wang, which in 2005, was predominantly knits. He launched his full women’s collection in 2007, selling to over 200 stores. In 2008, Alexander Wang received top honors as the recipient of the Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund; in 2009, he was recognized by his peers when he was announced as the winner of the Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year; and in October 2009, he was the recipient of the Swiss Textiles Award. Alex was celebrated again in 2010 with another Swarovski Designer of the Year Award, this time in the Accessory category. Now at 27, Alex currently resides in Manhattan; which is also home to his design studio and first flagship store which opened this February in Soho. "Anyone can get all dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress on their off days, that is the most intriguing." It's during these in between wayward days when a person's true style emerges from their everyday life, forming the basis of Alexander Wang's Collection, where clean, classic, luxurious and refined silhouettes are contrasted with an urban street edge.