Wes Gordon’s perspective stems from the guiding philsophy that clothes communicate a woman’s individuality and can amplify her inner confidence, independence, sophistication and grace.
The creative process begins with an exploration of textiles. With an immense appreciation for the craftsmanship required to produce the finest fabrics, Wes works directly with select mills from around the world to develop materials with the precise desired texture, weight, color and character. With these select ingredients in hand, the silhouettes begin to take shape with Wes’s vision. The resulting collection conveys an inherent ease and enables a woman to integrate the clothes into her every day life.
These concepts are then realized through time-honored couture construction techniques and an uncompromising standard of execution. The collection represents Wes’s fresh, youthful perspective of American elegance, a blending of timeless sophistication and modern sensibility.
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TIMELINE 1986 Born in Chicago. Gordon’s family moves to Atlanta, Georgia shortly thereafter. Influenced by the grace and romance of the South and enamored with high fashion from an early age, Gordon develops a fascination with the way people express themselves through clothing.
2005 Moves to London to attend Central Saint Martins University of Art and Design.
2006 Spends summers in New York interning in Oscar de la Renta’s design studio.
2007 Interns at Tom Ford throughout school year and summer.
2009 Graduates with Honors from Central Saint Martins University and Wes’s graduation collection is selected as the finale for the University’s press show. Moves to New York and establishes Wes Gordon, LLC.
2010 Presents first collection with Fall/Winter 2010 at the St. Regis Hotel during New York Fashion Week.
2012 Wins Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award and receives his first Swarovski Collective Sponsorship for Spring 2013. CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nominates Wes Gordon as a finalist for Womenswear.
2013 Debuts first pre-collection with Resort/Pre-Spring 2014. Premieres first runway show for the Spring 2014 collection, a change from previous presentation formats. For the second and third time, receives the Swarovski Collective Sponsorships for Spring 2014 and Fall 2014 Appears in Forbes Magazine’s “30 under 30”.
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Published on Apr 23, 2014