Finding The Right Career For Myself
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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I have a very supportive family, and I went to a great school in Atlanta; however, it was not like a fashion community.

I knew what I was passionate about early on but then kind of making the bold decision to inform the very traditional, Southern private school that I went to and my summers at a law firm and like being on swim team and speech and debate that oh! Actually what I wanna do is design dresses. That was kind of a bigger step.

You know, you live once… life is short, and if you’re lucky enough to know what it is you’re excited about doing in life, what you’re excited to wake up in the morning and go to the office to do, then you’re a fool not to take full advantage.

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Cinematography: Danielle Calodney & Andi Velazquez

Interviewed by: Laura Lehmann

Edited by: Ethan Young

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