Alexander Wang recently sat down with the WSJ to highlight a day in the the life of, talk about his resignation from Balenciaga and how he kept cool under the pressure of running two premier fashion brands. It’s good read which you can devour here.
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.
4 massages per month, approximately. He prefers deep tissue—the more painful, the better.
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.
1 dog A miniature pinscher named Uni who has her own black leather tepee at Wang’s Tribeca apartment.
420 bracelets handed out to people waiting in line (some for 13 hours) for the Alexander Wang for H&M collaboration last fall in New York City. Each bracelet granted 15 minutes of shopping time.
6 sweaters in Wang’s inaugural collection. At his first trade show, he had 80 orders.
Source and photos: WSJ
This post was so interesting. Always great to see the inside of a designer’s life!
Crazy! I love that he sends himself emails with ideas, I do that a lot too. http://www.thepaarblog.com/
Love that post ! xx
This was an interesting read I love Alexander Wang and his work
This was such a cool post! I loved it…it was laid out really well & I hope to see more of these!
Thank-you, it was great!
such a cool post, I think he is just amazing an inspirational source for sure!
This was a very interesting post, great read. He is very inspirational.