A Store Is Born: Alexander Wang

China has just gotten a lot more Wang for its buck. The New York designer with family in China has returned to the old country with a shiny new store in Beijing, the first following the opening of his flagship, studio and showroom in lower Manhattan not long ago.

Designed by architect Joseph Dirand, the fully customized space focuses on raw materials with an emphasis on marble and bronze, beginning with a monolithic marble wall cut from one stone that dominates the store. Meanwhile, a mirrored bronze prism bisects the upper floor, where a geometric concrete sofa with goat hair sits.

Further cementing himself in the Asian market, starting today Wang will ship throughout the region, including China, Hong Kong and Japan (in partnership with Yoox). This is on top of 14 planned openings across Asia by the end of the year, in key cities such as Shanghai, Seoul, Bangkok and Singapore.

Alexander Wang, Sanlitun Village, Chaoyang District, Beijing

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