Over at Grazia towers we keep our beady little eyes locked on the red carpet and in the last week two very different stars, Katy Perry and January Jones, have stepped out wearing very fabulous printed numbers by the same designer: Wes Gordon. So naturally we wanted to spread the word on Hollywood's hot new name to know...
If his name's not familiar right now, it will be very soon for Wes Gordon is about to go stellar! So who's behind this name sake label? Well, Wes Gordon, a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist, who won the Fashion Group International's Rising Star award in January this year, was raised in Atlanta, Georgia but studied at London's Central Saint Martins. In which time Wes managed to get not one but two internships under his belt at fashion power houses Tom Ford and Oscar de le Renta no less, both which Wes credits with helping him create an understanding of the woman he's designing for.
Rita Ora with the designer himself Wes Gordon
After his graduation in the summer of 2009, Wes didn't hang around, designing and showing his first collection for his label in the February of the following year at New York Fashion Week. Harrods and Saks Fifth Avenue were both there and placed orders immediately! An incredible achievement for Wes' fashion week debut.
The 26-year-old designer who describes his aesthetic as "a true balance of uptown and downtown" is certainly catering for black-tie gala going women, and frankly who wouldn't want one of Wes' jaw-droppingly gorgeous floor sweeping gowns, if you had the Upper East Side lifestyle to go with it of course. Or a roster of premieres like January Jones, for example! But that doesn't mean to say his equally brilliant separates aren't devilishly desirable too, and their certainly attracting attention also: Rita Ora was spotted just last week in a Wes Gordon scarlet red satin trench (see pic above), whilst Gwyneth Paltrow recently took the red carpet in a cream knit from the autumn/winter '12 collection.
Looks we love: Wes Gordon spring/summer '13
We're most definitely sold on young designer Wes Gordon's luxury label and with half of Hollywood backing the designer we doubt it will be long before the rest follow suit. Watch this space!