Alexander Wang on Paris and Those Dior Rumours!

13 October 2011

The perennially chirpy Alexander Wang is in charge of a flourishing fashion empire that will most likely one day take over the world and frankly our darlings, we can't wait! First came his home city New York, then America and now the designer has set his eyes on la capitale de la mode, Paris! Alex Wang already has a a pop-up boutique in Parisian department store Printemps, which incidentally features a 'customized tufted ottoman', but bigger and better is the way to go so from November, the designer will have a larger shop-in-shop expanding his presence in the retail market and giving him a chance to decorate another amazing space in his signature too-cool-for-school style. Let's face it, with his second line T by Alexander Wang on top of his new accessories line plus talk of a home lifestyle range he needs the space! Well done, Alex!

But, of course, we can't talk about Alexander without mentioning those rumours about being considered for the Dior role (something that happens with nearly every designer out there!) and/or LVMH showing an interest for 'other reasons' and the American designer did not exactly give a clear answer when asked by WWD. First there was a 'nervous giggle' before declining to comment *suspicious alert* *guilty guilty* and then this; 'I always take a meeting and I always want to hear what people have to offer, but at the same time, I’ve been very content with focusing on our own brand.' And even more intriguingly, this; 'If I was to do something else, I would want to do something that would be completely different from me. Sometimes you don’t get to say all you want to say in your brand. When the right opportunity comes, it will present itself in a way that I’ll be inspired by it. But right now, it’s not like, "Oh I’m after that house, I want to do that."'

Let round 1,324,566 of the Dior rumour mill commence!


-- Kiki Georgiou


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