Alexander Wang, who is of Taiwanese descent, was born in California and moved to New York to attend The Parsons School of Design. He dropped out in his second year in order to design his own line. His business expanded rapidly and he has loyal fans who blog about his work. His line of casual downtown cool takes its inspiration from the 1990s minimalism movement.
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In 2012, with the departure of Nicholas Ghesquire, Alexander Wang became the creative director of Balenciaga. He was included in Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2015.
Alexander Wang departed from Balenciaga in July 2015 after two years as its artistic director. The new pick for Balenciaga is Vetements founder and designer, Demna Gvasalia.