NEW AMERICAN ELEGANCE
WES GORDON THE BRAND Wes Gordon seeks to refine American elegance for a new generation by blending youthful freshness with an appreciation for couture elements and craftsmanship. The brands driving philosophy is the belief that modernity does not mean minimalism and that timeless sophistication can be given and energetic edge. The Wes Gordon Collection is a chance for new discoveries in an established realm of elegant fashion.
WES GORDON THE DESIGNER Wes Gordon grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, surrounded by the elegance and the romance of Southern tradition. A childhood spent in prep school uniforms solidifies Wesâ€™ realization that fashion was a necessary part of his life. Buying secondhand fashion books and spending hours with a former Russian couturier to learn patternmaking and sewing, Wes began to educate and teach himself. He attended Central Saint Martins and graduated with the BA in womenswear in 2009. As a student, Wes spent as much time as possible in the industry, working with Oscar de la Renta and Tom Ford. His desire to return to America and begin his own line emerged during his time in London. In February 2010 his first collection was shown at the St.Regis, with Mr.de la Renta in attendance. Wes is currently in the midst of designing his ninth full collection and still striving to learn and evolve as a young designer.
WES GORDON CRAFTSMANSHIP A Wes Gordon garment is synonymous with attention to detail, luxerious materials and high quality craftsmanship. The company has formed a strong relationship with many talented and knowledgable artisans of the New York Garment District. With meticulous expertise and skill of these craftsmen, the inaugural collection was produced to a standard of excellence that enabled it to launch with some of the worldâ€™s most discerning retailers. The brand takes great pride in continuing to manufacture the collection in New Yorkâ€™s Garment District.
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Published on Jan 24, 2014