Wes Gordon, known for his beautifully constructed pieces tied with elegance, luxury, sophistication with a young, modern edge, is considered one of the most talented up-and-coming young designer. Being from the South, Gordon grew up surrounded by the elegance and romance of Atlanta, Georgia, where he attended the prestigious Lovett preparatory school. Even though he was given entry into some of the most competitive universities in the country, he followed his passion for fashion. He spent his evenings studying in the studio of a former Russian couturiere, learning how much perseverance and precision it took to make beautiful clothes. As a way to further expand his knowledge of fashion design, he enrolled in the infamous Central Saint Martins University of Art and Design in London. During his time there, he was mentored by Howard Tangye, the head of the legendary womenswear program. Some notable alumni of the school are John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, and Phoebe Philo. He also found time to also learn from some of the best in the fashion industry, Oscar de la Renta and Tom Ford, learning the absolute importance of knowing the woman for who he was designing. With London’s social scene, Gordon began to form an early clientele. In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Jenny Packham Bursary for Design Excellence. His graduation collection, “The Glass House”, gained much praise, as it was chosen to close the University’s press show. After graduating in 2009, Gordon finally launched his first collection at the Fall/Winter 2010 New York Fashion Week. Notable stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Harrods, immediately included the collection in their Fall/Winter 2010 buys and many of his creations were photographed by some of the industry’s leading publications such as Vogue and was named “Best Newcomer in Womenswear” by Harrods Magazine.
Where were you born ?
How long in New york:
Just a year and a half.
Best Ethnic Food:
Tarmarind, Mr. Chow, and Los Feliz
Best place for late night dining:
Anywhere that serves a chocolate souffle
Best place for a romantic date:
The Black Garden of Palma on Cornelia St.
Best Sunday brunch:
At home with bagels and salmon from Russ & Daughters
Kenmare, Bunker, or The Standard
Best place for a power business meeting:
All-around favorite spot in New york:
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
The Bowery (short walk to my house.)
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Bergdorf's and the Chelsea Flea Market
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Great Jones Spa
Great Jones Spa
Favorite Cultural Event:
Best Aspect of New york:
Being able to do absolutely anything at absolutely any hour of the day.
I crave Otto's pepperoni pizza.
Never seem to have time for lunch. Always plan to nut next thing I know, it's 4 o'clock!
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Taka, an amazing accupressurist that comes to my house.
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
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