The Decision To Build My Own Fashion Label
Wes Gordon | Fashion Designer

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Wes Gordon is a New York-based fashion designer known for infusing his pieces with luxury and timeless sophistication with a youthful edge. His designes have been worn by the liked of Lena Dunham, Michelle Obama and Miranda Kerr.

Raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Gordon grew up surrounded by the grace and romance of the South. Enamored with high fashion from an early age, Gordon developed a keen interest in the way people express themselves through clothing. Gordon enrolled in the famously competitive Central Saint Martins University of Art and Design in London. Between school semesters, Gordon honed his skills by interning with two industry icons – Oscar de la Renta and Tom Ford.

Upon graduation in 2009, Gordon launched his eponymous line of womenswear and presented his first collection in February at the Fall/Winter 2010 New York Fashion Week.

Wes Gordon has appeared in major national/international publications and has developed a celebrity following. Press and retailers alike praise Gordon for his combination of classic techniques and modern designs.

Additional accolades include the 2012 FGI Rising Star Award, 2012 finalist in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and 2-time recipient of the coveted Swarovski Collective sponsorship (Spring 2013 and Spring 2014).

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Knowing you love fashion and knowing you wanna work in fashion, there are a hundred different routs you can take.

For me, when I decided I wanted to work in fashion, it was a simultaneous decision that I wanted to build my own label. I didn’t wanna spend a second not working towards that. It’s very stressful, and it’s a lot of other things beyond sitting at a table sketching.

You know, you have to find your voice; you have to find your business; you have to find your team, but at the end of the day the idea that a woman who doesn’t know me or doesn’t know anything goes into a store and buys a dress that we’ve made and takes home and wears and loves and there’s a Wes Gordon label in the back is the most rewarding, exciting thing of all.

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Cinematography: Danielle Calodney & Andi Velazquez

Interviewed by: Laura Lehmann

Edited by: Ethan Young




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