The Mews House
20B Montpelier Street
London SW7 1HD
+44 2075 840271
Syra Schenk - AGENCE SABA DEMIAN
+44(0)207 584 0271
Alexander Lewis is a storyteller. The stories he tells are of women who are confidently modern and chic. Women who map fresh connections between old school, and new. Women who can move to the samba beat of Lewis’ native Brazil, and who casually embody the tailored elegance of London, where Lewis was trained and now makes his home. For Alexander Lewis’ women, fashion is a lingua franca, the grammar and vocabulary they use to write their own stories on the face of the world.
Alexander Lewis has had plenty of practice finding beauty in culture clash. Half Brazilian and half American, he spent his youth crisscrossing the globe: Born in Chicago, schooled in England, college in L.A. Plus lots of trips back to his beloved Brazil, and the family’s holiday home in Bahia, not to mention working as the assistant to VOGUE contributing editor Andre Leon Talley at the forefront of high fashion. Then returning to London where he learned his tailored craft at Norton & Sons and E. Tautz on Savile Row.
Alexander Lewis quotes, “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.”
In 2012, Alexander returned to his first love, womenswear. His debut collection for Resort 2013 instantly established the Alexander Lewis point-of-view: Razor-sharp tailoring and a fanatical eye for detail, taken from his time on Savile Row, fused with a sexy insouciance all Lewis’ own. The collection also proved Lewis’ bonafides as an innovative textile designer, with luxe knits and fabrics developed in-house, and affirmed his desire to do his own thing. Rather than design 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.
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