Brazilian-American designer Alexander Lewis
was educated at Harrow before attending the University of Southern California, where he worked for two years with Cameron Silver of famed haute couture vintage boutique Decades. It was there that his love and appreciation for lost techniques in clothing making were awakened.
Lewis then assisted Andre Leon Talley, Editor-at-Large of American Vogue. Their friendship and work revealed to Lewis the importance fashion knowledge. Based on career advice and counsel from Lisa Love, West Coast Editor of Vogue, Lewis returned home to London to pursue purely technical training at Norton & Sons on Savile Row. After two years as a pattern cutter in the bespoke house, Lewis assumed the role of Head of Brand at E. Tautz before leaving in late 2011 to found his eponymous label.
explores his experiences of East L.A. this season (he used to live in the neighbourhood), and examines his idea of sexiness when sexuality can’t be so overly overt. There’s also a major Hispanic influence, and not just because of his ‘Mamacita’ cashmere sweater
. Scrunchies, chain-link jacquard skirts, and tailored wool trousers suits all wink at Lewis’ inspiration - but elevated to high fashion status.