This edition of Artist Flashlight finds itself basking in proud nostalgia. Wes Gordon is a 23-year-old Atlanta-native who exudes pure cosmopolitan. Gordon was raised in the heart of Buckhead’s WASP nest, but never settled for his surroundings. He went on to pursue fashion at Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design. A natural born hustler within the Haute Couture world, Gordon interned with Tom Ford and was a summer assistant to Oscar de la Renta – nbd. Now in New York, Wes completed his latest women’s collection just in time for the Fashion Week fiends to get their fix of the future of fabulous.
What I love about Wes is that he designs wearable art in the literal sense. There is wearable art that is a masterpiece in and of itself, and that when you wear it – it wears you. Then there is Wes’ kind of wearable art: the kind that becomes art when one puts it on, the kind that makes a masterpiece out of the person, and breathes life into a woman where there was once a mannequin.
Sidenote: I’m a massive fan of kind-of-like-big-deals… and I am biased towards those within my circle of friends (read: debate mates from throwback sandbox days) – Mr. Gordon fits the bill as well as his impeccably tailored works of wearable sophistication
If there’s one thing Wes brought from the South, it’s his ability to scatter, cover, and smother like Waffle House… just check his Fashion Week clips:
Watch This Space: Behind every well-dressed woman…
there could very well be