Wes Gordon

Wes Gordon

WES GORDON is a new American elegance. Infusing luxury and timeless sophistication with
a young, modern edge, the Collection is designed for a quietly confident woman seeking
garments that amplify her identity, rather than masking it. The Collection incorporates the
finest fabrics, haute couture detailing, and Wes’s unique interpretation of today’s modern
feminine mystique. WES GORDON proudly produces in New York City’s Garment district and
hopes to raise awareness of the possibilities of domestic production, providing an example
for other brands to emulate.

 
Raised in Atlanta, Wes grew up surrounded by the grace and romance of the South.
Enamored with high fashion from an early age, Wes 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, Wes enrolled in the famously competitive Central Saint
Martins University of Art and Design in London.

 
Wes’s time at CSM instilled in the young designer a passion for combining fine art with
fashion. Wes 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 Wes apart in the Industry. Furthermore, London’s social
scene provided the perfect testing ground for the budding designer. Wes 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, Wes began designing for his eponymous
line of womenswear 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 Womenswear.”

 
Since then, Wes 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 Wes 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 Zabate, who
each picked up the collection in Fall 2011. Fashion Group International awarded Wes the
coveted Rising Star Award in January 2012, honoring him as the best emerging talent in the
fashion & design industry.