Alexander Wang unloaded his chic Tribeca loft in May 2016, signaling a move was in order for the popular fashion designer. And judging by an Archiectural Digest spread featuring Wang’s new abode, his real estate tendencies are on the same upward trajectory as his career. Wang has relocated to an “elegant West Chelsea apartment” in a “sleek, starchitect-designed building along the Hudson River” per AD.
As he did with his West Chelsea pad, Wang teamed up with interior designer Ryan Korban. Korban endowed the space with plenty of collector’s items—like Mies van der Rohe Brno dining chairs and Holly Hunt marble cocktail tables—while bringing a less heavy hand to the apartment’s color scheme.
“I first said the theme of the project should be ‘50 shades of black,’” Wang, whose collections are almost exclusively in black and variations of, joked to AD. The result is a surprisingly airy apartment with a black-stained floor and grey and bronze tones throughout.
Korban, who’s also been tapped to design the interiors of 40 Bleecker, brought on Brooklyn-based architecture firm Freecell to define the apartment. “I wanted it to be very edited and precise and to establish what young modernity would look like,” Korban says. “I tried to push Alex out of his comfort zone a bit but still keep that thing that he always has: the hard-ness, the dark tones, that aspect of his work that makes you stop and think and feel a little uncomfortable.”
The result is a refined space that is both elegant but livable. “I’m doing a lot more grown-up entertaining these days,” Wang says. “And this place makes that possible.”
For more photos of the apartment, head on over to Architectural Digest.