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Wes Gordon

Designer Wes Gordon infuses luxury and timeless sophistication with a young modern edge. The collection is designed for a quietly confident woman who seeks garments that amplify her identity rather than mask it. The collection incorporates the finest fabrics, haute couture detailing, and Gordon’s unique interpretation of today’s modern feminine mystique. Wes Gordon supports domestic production and proudly produces in New York City’s Garment District.

Raised in Atlanta, Gordon grew up surrounded by the grace and romance of the South. Enamored with high fashion from an early age, Gordon developed a keen interest in the way people express themselves through clothing. Set on the idea of taking part in the transformative power of fashion, Gordon enrolled in the famously competitive Central Saint Martins University of Art and Design in London.

Gordon’s time at CSM instilled in the young designer a passion for combining fine art with fashion. Gordon also spent time between school semesters honing his skills by interning with two industry icons – Oscar de la Renta and Tom Ford. These early opportunities taught Gordon the invaluable lesson of familiarizing himself with the women for whom he was designing – a trait that now sets Gordon apart in the Industry. Furthermore, London’s social scene provided the perfect testing ground for the budding designer. Gordon began designing and producing dresses for close friends, forming an early and loyal clientele. In 2009, he was awarded the Jenny Packham Bursary for Design Excellence and his graduation collection, entitled, “The Glass Collection,” was chosen to close the University’s press show – a tremendous honor.

Following his graduation in the summer of 2009, Gordon began designing for his eponymous line of women’s wear and presented his first collection in February at the Fall/Winter 2010 New York Fashion Week. Harrods and Saks Fifth Avenue immediately included the Collection in their Fall/Winter 2010 buys, and his looks were photographed by some of the industry’s leading publications. Vogue profiled the young designer in their April issue and Harrods Magazine named Gordon the “Best Newcomer in Women’s Wear.”

Since then, Gordon and his designs have appeared in numerous major national and international publications and have quickly become a red carpet favorite for many young celebrities. Press and retailers alike praise Gordon for his combination of classic techniques and modern, edgy designs. A true balance of uptown and downtown, his collections have received acclaim from venerated stores such as Bergdorf Goodman and Kirna Zabete, who each picked up the collection in Fall 2011. Fashion Group International awarded Gordon the coveted Rising Star Award in January 2012, honoring him as the best emerging talent in the fashion & design industry.

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