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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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You can’t graduate law school and start your own law firm.

In fashion, it’s not only okay, but it’s exciting for someone to start their own line and present their own collection.

So, with that, I think comes the importance of experienced voices and kind of a wiser, older generation of people who have been there and done that and learned from their mistakes – to really mentor and hold the hands of young designers.

I think a lot of people have this perception of fashion as very mean and cutthroat and like icy, and, in my 4 and half years, have just been shocked everyday by the kindness of the people that work in the industry and their willingness to help a young designer.




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