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Beyond the Bale : September 2013
6 FAST FACTS l Celebrated American fashion designer Alexander Wang has been photographed by world-renowned Annie Leibovitz for advertisements promoting AWI’s Merino Wool. No Finer FeelingTM global fibre advocacy campaign. l Select pieces of his Fall/Winter 2013 and Fall/Winter 2014 collections will include Merino wool and carry the Woolmark logo. l Alexander Wang was one of the judges of the USA regional final of the International Woolmark Prize. Leading fashion designer Alexander Wang has been photographed by world- renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz as part of AWI’s Merino Wool. No Finer FeelingTM global fibre advocacy campaign. Wang will include Merino wool pieces in his namesake brand’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection and champion the benefits of Merino wool as a luxury fibre. “I have used Merino wool since I first started designing so collaborating with Woolmark was a natural fit for me,” said Alexander Wang. “Wool has strong environmental credentials, and it always feels modern, and relevant.” For the two season partnership, select pieces of Wang’s Fall/Winter 2013 and Fall/Winter 2014 collections will include Merino wool and carry the Woolmark logo. Leibovitz has captured the essence of Alexander Wang and the beauty of his collaboration with AWI. The portrait of the designer will appear in the world’s leading fashion magazines as well as in digital and social media. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with celebrated designer Alexander Wang whose modern sensibility and innovative designs exhibit the beauty of Merino wool,” says AWI CEO Stuart McCullough. “His ability to think differently embodies our ethos of exploring the boundless potential and versatility of wool in fashion designers’ creations.” Alexander Wang was born and raised in San Francisco, California and later moved to New York City to attend Parsons School of Design. In 2005, after two years, he decided to pursue the launch of his own label. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund. He has also been the recipient of the Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year, Swiss Textiles Award, was acknowledged by GQ as Best Menswear Designer of the Year and by the CFDA for Best Accessory Designer. He was also one of the judges of the USA regional final of the International Woolmark Prize in July this year. Today, Alexander Wang has over 15 stores worldwide, including its own e-commerce site shipping to more than 50 countries, and is sold in more than 700 of the world’s leading retailers. Annie Leibovitz has been a professional photographer for more than 40 years. Among her most notable portraits are: John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1980 for Rolling Stone magazine, which was photographed just five hours before John was tragically killed; a pregnant and nude Demi Moore in 2008 for Vanity Fair, Queen Elizabeth II on her state visit to the United States in 2007; and Bruce Springsteen for his Born in the USA album cover in 1984. The advertisements are part of AWI’s Merino Wool. No Finer FeelingTM global fibre advocacy campaign that positions Merino wool as the fibre of choice for the world’s leading designers and premium apparel brands. The global campaign addresses a new, younger generation of discerning shoppers, establishing Australian Merino wool as the fibre of choice for fine, contemporary fashion. More information: www.alexanderwang.com Alexander Wang promotes Merino 6 September 2013 BEYOND THE BALE OFF-FARM Leading American fashion designer Alexander Wang features, along with a Merino sheep, in the latest advertisement promoting AWI’s Merino Wool. No Finer FeelingTM global fibre advocacy campaign.