The Designer: Wes Gordon
Wes Gordon's clothing is a little bit sophisticated-prep, a little bit British-royalty-gone-bad, and a whole lot of elegance. Makes sense, as Gordon undoubtedly pulls inspiration from his upbringing; Raised in Atlanta, Georgia, schooled at Central Saint Martins University of Art and Design in London, and a current NYC resident, the influence of his varied surroundings can be clearly seen in the thoughtful silhouettes and eye-catching styling of his first collections. So, too, can his early-age obsession with high fashion be traced through his luxe materials, masterful tailoring, and high-impact garments (ahem, his signature coat is to-die-for) that, really, any woman would feel great wearing. Equally impressive, is the attention his collections have received, already acclaimed for their appeal to all age groups, deceptive simplicity, and attention to immaculate details. Plus, being stocked in Bergdorf Goodman and Kirna Zabête, as well as having an ongoing collaboration with Manolo Blahnik — well, that doesn't hurt his case either.
Hair by Sera Sloane Bishop, makeup by Erin Green and Tiffany Patton.