The US$ 50 million law suit against Alexander Wang will move to the US Federal Court.
The suit was originally filed in Queens Supreme Court, but last Thursday, March 15, a motion was filed to discontinue the case. Ming Hai, attorney for Wang's former employee Wenyu Lu, told the New York Post that the case will be refiled in federal court and handed to a specialized labor law lawyer.
A Wang's representative told the newspaper that "the claims of sweatshop conditions were completely and utterly untrue in every respect".
ALEXANDER WANG is a 28-year old American fashion designer. He was born in San Francisco, CA, but moved to New York City when he was 18 years old to study at Parsons School of Design.
His first women collection was launched in 2007 and it was sold to more than 200 stores. Since then, Alexander Wang has received important honors, such as: Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund (2008), the Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year (2009, 2010), Swiss Textiles Award (2009), GQ Best Designer of the Year (2011), CFDA Best Accessory Designer (2011).
His first flagship store was opened in March, 2011, in SoHo, New York City.
More on Wang's collections and biography on alexanderwang.com.
|Alexander Wang Flagship Store in NYC|