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CORVUS 十 CRUX
CORVUS 十 CRUX is the rebirth of American born designer Alex London.Based out of NYC, CORVUS 十 CRUX possesses a deep need to to capture the images seen in the darkest and most beautiful parts of the human mind. To that end, the label uses less than conventional techniques to achieve each vision. Our lead designer, Alex London began designing formally at the F.I.T
Pre-college program at fifteen. Alex attended Parsons and held various internships before a chance encounter with another designer allowed a mentor-ship that created the foundation, skills, and drive for Alex to pursue a solo career. In the fall of 2010, Alex officially created the signature label “ALEX LONDON.” However, after several years of business Alex was no longer affiliated with the original label. In the spring of 2013 the designer was tempted to move on under a new brand. CORVUS 十 CRUX is the product of this renewal in life and in art, with the staples of collections that evoke the dark, dramatic, and ethereal, with inspirations drawn from worlds of another time, and worlds of another fantasy. Long flowing gowns and high collars evoke a sense of the grandeur, while low necklines, low backs, and beautiful fits accentuate the beauty of the feminine form. Each piece is sculpted with unconventional techniques and individual care to play with the strengths of each fabric.
Publications include Vogue Taiwan, a Vogue gallery exhibition, Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam, ELLE Man Vietnam, Hunger Magazine, Adon, Factice, Kurv, Jimon, and Z!NK Magazine March cover
featuring Taylor Momsen. CORVUS 十 CRUX pieces have been worn by a plethora of celebrities that include Carmen Dell’Orefice, Anne Hathaway, Taylor Swift, Kat Deluna, Raja Gemini, and Amanda Palmer. CORVUS 十 CRUX ‘s first pret-a-porter collection “Blood Red, Sister Rose” was released exclusively in Japan via Monoco for Resort 2013. Recently, CORVUS 十 CRUX made a surprise debut in the most recent commercial campaign for Canon Japan with makeup artist Yuko Takahashi as well as an advertorial campaign with Lexus that has come out this summer.
"Kagami" for New York Fashion Week:
Within the mirrors of ourselves the garments of " Kagami " parallel as they fade from black, blue-grey, grey, greyish brown, brown, to cream, white, and a finally deep crimson. Floating chiffons and silk tulle make up the collection and are paired with stiff metal cage-like structures. The contrast of the metal with the light weight sheer fabrics shows us an interpretive form of the bound nature of the human spirit. As the garments move and flow like water, the metal cage keeps us bound in the fabrics. Whilst the bone woven into the metal plays off a mirror of our "inner" selves.
CORVUS 十 CRUX would love to hear from you! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have.
new york, new york
tel: (347) 688-5265
CORVUS 十 CRUX