In 2010, Asher Levine founded AL, a label featuring designs and techniques that radically question and reconfigure paradigms of the 21st-century wardrobe. AL has since become known for integrating cutting-edge techniques in both fashion and science, implementing 3-D printing devices, illumination technologies, along with innovative leather goods.
Levine’s interdisciplinary interests in fashion, biology, and engineering sciences were cultivated at the early age of ten, where he would learn sewing at his local Florida 4-H community; and then sustained through his education when awarded a scholarship to the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in 2006, where he ultimately received a B.A. in Business Entrepreneurship (2010). Alongside his academic studies, Levine would encounter the creative potential of NYC’s nightlife, which soon served as a platform for his initial foray into experimental fashions, which he would design for fellow artists in the scene.
Once launched, AL soon became popular among its cult clientele—corporate executives, tastemakers, and musicians alike—for its modern silhouettes and thoughtful use of fabrics, texture, and technology.
Levine received numerous accolades throughout his career, from the Womenswear Rising Star Award from Fashion Group International to Forbes 30 under 30 (“Art and Style”). He has been invited to various museums to exhibit his work as well, such as MoMA (Museum of Modern Art; “Items: Is Fashion Modern?”), Fashion Institute of Technology (“Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch”), and the Mode Biënnale Arnhem (“Fetishism in Fashion”).
Having produced one-of-a-kind pieces for celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Will.i.am, the Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Sam Sparro, Beyonce, and Rita Ora, AL diversified its clothing into runway collections, and continues to serve forward-thinking artists, who grace the stage and screens.
Since 2018, Levine moved his headquarters to Los Angeles, where he operates as AL Studio.