It’s always exciting to meet someone you’ve admired and yesterday I got a chance to meet talented fashion designer, Alexander Michael Snyder! If you’re a Project Runway fan, you’ll remember Alex from last season.
Alexander was kind enough to let me try on this dreamy fit and flare coat, lovingly nicknamed “The Beast” for it’s substantial weight! Isn’t it AMAZING?!
I became a fan watching Alexander in Season 15 of Project Runway, but he has been part of the fashion world for much longer than that. He showed a collection at New York Fashion week in 2009, and along with being a talented designer, Snyder understands the business side of fashion as well. Originally from the East Coast, Alex came out to San Francisco to go to school for his Masters of Fine Arts degree and decided to stay. He’s intrigued with integrating technology with his creative visions and of course Silicon Valley is the perfect place to explore that! Alexander also shares his experience with others, mentoring new designers and teaching classes at The Art Institute.
So, how did I get a chance to meet him? Well, I asked! And Alexander warmly welcomed me into his design and manufacturing studio, sharing with me all his stunning creations. I so enjoyed chatting with Alexander. We both share an affinity for the fun of fashion! I also admire that the AMS collection is size-inclusive. Alexander firmly believes that women as sizes and ages deserve to feel beautiful.
Who is Alexander’s customer? He likes to describe his muse as an Upper East Side lady who isn’t afraid to get on a motorcycle. An upscale and classy lady with a rebellious streak … who wouldn’t want to hang out with her, right?
Following AMS_Atelier’s website, I’ve been drooling over the fall 2017 collection inspired by “The Hitchcock Blondes.” I’m loving this feminine silhouette, paired with modern sensibility. The brand makes it’s own prints, and my favorite is the modern twist on classic houndstooth pattern, giving it a dreamy MC Escher-eque feel. You can check out the gorgeous collection here and don’t miss the sensational sequined pieces!
And can you believe Alexander gave me a scarf in my favorite pattern? I’m over the moon excited! What a sweetheart!
Okay okay, so I was totally trying to channel some Hitchcock Blonde in that last shot!
I will treasure this gorgeous scarf for years to come! A huge thanks to Alexander for making me feel so welcome and for being so inspiring!
Be sure to follow Alexander on Instagram too to see all the fabulous things he has in the works, including a charity fashion show with the whole Project Runway Season 15 cast!
And check out my Instagram stories tomorrow to follow my friend Rachel and I as we explore the Pala Resort & Casino in Southern California! (If I win big at the casino, Alexander will be getting a call from me for sure!). 😉