Meet the Artist: Alexander Julian
Cows & Sponsors
Number of cows created: 1
- Alexander Moo-lian Bow-vine (a joint effort with Earle Kluttz-Thompson and Raines Thompson of Kluttz-Thompson Designs), sponsored by Quintiles
About Alexander Julian
Like any artist, Alexander Julian employs a discernible handwriting that crosscuts the shifting currents of application.
In the early 1970s, Julian set out to modernize traditional menswear with innovative new silhouettes and fabrics, introducing new colors and color combinations into the common vernacular. He inadvertently became the first American fashion designer to design his own cloth.
Revisited classics like argyle diamonds transcend scale and material from sweaters to ties to furniture to topiary to basketball uniforms. Equally ubiquitous are his signature iterations of classic herringbone patterns, as realized in everything from clothing to table tops to ceiling design.
Dedicated to elevating the ordinary, Julian is a protagonist for aesthetic entertainment. His details playfully subvert the expectations of both viewer and wearer, from the surprise of multi-colored buttonholes to the irony of trompe l’oeil tweeds. To him, fashion and home furnishings are not simply functional decorations but self expression. His overall mission is simple: Create products that foster a sense of well being.
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