Mar 13, 2012 12:00AM

Alexander Wang Is Being Sued Again

Another former employee claims they were exploited.

Another former employee is suing Alexander Wang. Last week we reported that a $50 million lawsuit had been filed against the label after it was found to be running an alleged sweatshop in Chinatown, New York. Thirty workers said they were forced to work in inhumane conditions, with 56-year-old Wenyu Lu claiming he fainted after working 25 hours without a break. Flor Duante, a 48-year-old single mother of three, has now also stepped forward, The New York Post reports. Flor claims she was forced to work in excess of 90 hours a week. Like Wenyu, she also says she was fired from the company after making workers compensation claims.

The Alexander Wang company denies the claims and will fight the lawsuit in court. When the first lawsuit came to light, a representative told WWD: "The company takes its obligations to comply with the law very seriously, including the relevant wage and hour regulations, the payment of overtime to eligible employees and having a safe working environment for all of our employees. We will vehemently defend any allegations to the contrary."

According to WWD, the first suit included nine charges each totaling claims of $50 million, equating to a $450 million lawsuit. Gawker went to the 386 Broadway factory, but they were not allowed access to where the garments were manufactured. "So is it true? Who knows," they say. "It really just depends on whether or not you hear a multimillion dollar fashion house's "no comment" as an, "I'm guilty.""

www.alexanderwang.com

Ingrid Kesa

Latest


MBFWA 2013 Photo Diary: Ollie Henderson (Part Two)

Hanne Gaby, fashion feminism, Cassi Van Den Dungen's baby and lots of drinks.


Oyster Photo Tour Diary: The xx

Pics or it didn't happen — the band documents their time Down Under.


Saint Laurent x Daft Punk

They're the latest stars in Hedi Slimane's Music Project campaign.


MBFWA 2013 Photo Diary: Rachel Rutt (Part Two)

Featuring cameos from Ollie Henderson and Ruby Jean Wilson, and photographers Jack Salkild and James Nelson.


Exclusive: Mr Porter x The Stenmark Twins

Jordan and Zac are the cover model's for Mr Porter's upcoming online magazine issue.


MBFWA 2013 Street Style: Fuji Fun Edition

Platforms adorned with tiny toys, a fluffy pink Prada bag, Nike sneakers and more.


MBFWA 2013 Backstage: Emma Mulholland

Go behind-the-scenes at one of the most hyped shows of this season.


MBFWA 2013 Model One-On-One: Ella Verberne @ IMG

We bro down with the model over a bowl of pasta.


MBFWA 2013 Backstage: Shakuhachi

Great glasses, bright whites and Jemma Baines eating a cucumber.


Watch: Marc Jacobs' Acting Debut in 'Disconnect'

The fashion designer plays the leader of an internet porn ring.


MBFWA 2013 Review: Emma Mulholland

Inspired by 80s surf and snow culture.


Interview: The Selby x Svbscription

The man behind the blog has handpicked a selection of luxury items which you can get delivered straight to your door.


MBFWA 2013 Photo Diary: Maddison Brown

In which she casually hangs out with Julia Nobis and Georgia May Jagger.


MBFWA 2013 Backstage: Vanishing Elephant

This is where it's at — everyday fashions!


Win Tickets to adidas Originals' 'Colliderscope' Party in Melbourne This Weekend

We've got five double passes to giveaway — Bamboo Musik, Swick and Andras Fox are DJing!


MBFWA 2013 Model One-On-One: Ash Walker @ Priscilla's

It's a long way from South Carolina.


MBFWA 2013 Model One-On-One: Jacob Hankin @ IMG

Jacob, scouted at Future Music Festival, could just be the next big thing.


MBFWA 2013 Photo Diary: Rachel Rutt

Happy snaps from backstage and in-between shows — guest appearances from Alys Hale and Rene Vaile.


MBFWA 2013 Review: Kate Sylvester

A collection inspired by Marilyn Monroe.


MBFWA 2013 Backstage: Ellery

Oyster #101 cover star Hanne Gaby opens the show.


MBFWA 2013 Review: Ellery

Good at being bad, bad at being good.


MBFWA 2013 Model One-On-One: Gabby @ Chic

A sneaky shoot between shows — why not?


MBFWA 2013 Natalie Joos Street Style Day One

We collage the street style star and ask her about her favourite look of the day.


MBFWA 2013 Model One-On-One: Holly Rose @ Chic

We caught up with the NZ model right after Romance.


MBFWA 2013 Backstage: Romance Was Born

Wigs, glitter, pom pom eyelashes, ruffled shoes and amazing earrings.


MBFWA 2013 Review: Romance Was Born

Down the rabbit hole.


MBFWA 2013 Street Style Mashups Day One

Digitally remixed fashions.


MBFWA 2013 Backstage: Bec & Bridge

90s girl, simple slips, snakeskin and sequins — spice up your life.


MBFWA 2013 Backstage & Front Row: Christopher Esber

Ruby Jean, Susie Bubble's amazing beanie and some fairly excellent Adidas sneakers.