Fashion designer Alexander Wang has opened up on how he first became interested in
fashion. Wang admits that he thinks it all came about because he simply wasn't
interested in sport, so he decided to find an alternative hobby, and then
discovered the world of fashion as a result. Alexander commented that from a
young age, he also looked up to some of the famous faces in the industry. He
explained: "I never really played sports after school like the other kids
did. So instead I discovered fashion and magazines, and I kind of filtered
everything through that. Even then, I knew fashion wasn't just about designers.
I loved Japanese street style magazines, and I was a big fanatic over models. I
can still remember how excited I was when MTV did a show, 'A Day in The Life of
Gisele', or something."
some of his collections have a strong sports theme, Alexander says people are
often shocked when they find out the designer doesn't often hit the gym or
enjoy sport. However, he thinks dressing in sporty clothing can serve another
purpose, which is to be functional throughout our daily lives. He spoke on why
he often designs pieces with a sporty edge: ''A lot of people find that
surprising, but to me the point is that sportswear has a functionality to it.
It's what you see people wearing in the street, carrying in their bags. It has
a very direct connection to our lives and that's what I love about it - it's
not so much about being sporty as about being active and functional and easy.''