After his debut resort line, Alexander Lewis comes back with another pre-collection for fall 2013 inspired by a trip to Aspen. Well, the 27-year-old Brazilian-American proves that he’s not just a talented designer but he’s also an amazing story teller. Rather than create for fashion seasons, Lewis designs for fashion situations, imagining his women as they sally forth into new and exciting experiences. In so many ways, the possibilities are limitless.
The Alexander Lewis pre-fall 2013 collection is filled with season-appropriate goodies meant to keep you both stylish and comfy during chilly days. There are voguish jumpsuits, warm knits, elegant coats, but also cute mini dresses and chic shirts.
Even though Lewis is currently making only pre-collections, the young designer has many interesting stories to reveal. And we bet that this is only the beginning of an amazing journey. “I have so many other stories to tell about women,” Alexander Lewis explained. “In the future, there will be much more of a focus on craftsmanship techniques.”
Alexander Lewis’ designs suit women who are confidently modern and chic. You know, that type of woman who knows and loves to mix old school and new, the woman “who can move to the samba beat of Lewis’ native Brazil, and who casually embodies the tailored elegance of London, where Lewis was trained and now makes his home.”
“I look at my mother and sister. They casually mix designer pieces with things from their lovers’ closets and jewelry bought on holiday from a local vendor. It’s very sexy – in an easy way,” Lewis revealed in an interview with W magazine.
Lewis didn’t attend fashion school but he was educated at Harrow and later got a degree in business and communications from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He learned his tailored craft at Norton & Sons and E. Tautz on Savile Row. “Training and working on Savile Row is a never ending education. It’s about ‘getting your eye in’, training your eye to translate desire to flat paper to 3D garment, catching every nuance and centimeter of the client. I might squint more now, but I think I see finer details I would otherwise miss,” Lewis says.
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