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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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The greatest benefit or blessing that anyone could hope to have is to figure out at a really early age what it is you’re passionate about. Because then it makes all the other decisions you have to make that much easier – whether it’s where to go to college or, you know, what to major in, what to study, where to live.

Everything becomes so much less of a soul-searching existential crises, and you suddenly can kind of see a map in your head.

So, I was very lucky, early on, to figure out that I loved fashion. There was just something that was special to me about the power of getting dressed.

Art class was my favorite subject, and there was always sketching and doodling, and I think it was a love of fine art mixed that kind of mixed with my love of clothes that made me realize… oh! These things can be combined, and I can do this as a job.

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Cinematography: Danielle Calodney & Andi Velazquez

Interviewed by: Laura Lehmann

Edited by: Ethan Young




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