Alessander Lee was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico. After graduating from high school, he began to study fashion design with renown Puerto Rican designer Rene Cruz. Lee created his first clothing collection called Nova for the South Fashion Week, a prestigious fashion event in the southern area of Puerto Rico. Following the success of his collection, he began designing for proms, weddings, special events and beauty pageants such as Miss Puerto Rico Teen Girl (2017) and Miss Universe Puerto Rico (2016). He is currently a professional dancer, a soloist with Kentucky Ballet Theatre. Lee has designed and created costumes for Kentucky Ballet Theatre’s productions of The Nutcracker, The Wizard of Oz, Carmen, Dracula and dance repertory productions. Internationally, Lee created more than 15 costume designs for The Nutcracker in the production of Ballet de Camaguey in Camaguey, Cuba. Currently he designs exclusive fashion and costumes for a wide range of events, ballet productions and managing his new clothing line called art•ive•ism, which includes specialty hand painting techniques and commercial apparels.
Alessander Lee’s work as a fashion and costume designer are characterized by pieces specifically made to the taste and measurements of his clients. Lee's source of inspiration comes from the arts, especially ballet, which is a classic style of dancing. His other sources of inspiration for design come from architecture with modern and contemporary elements, geometry, and patterns found in nature. He loves being challenged with new ideas, especially with construction styles and techniques for his designs and development of costumes and garments. Lee’s greatest asset is designing and creating clothing garments that are characterized by elegance and clean-clear lines. Each of his designs is created with passion, research and clear artistic vision. Alessander Lee's background as a classically trained professional dancer, has deepened his principles of form and function into fashion and costume designs. He understands that his designs must tell a story, yet be functional, practical and durable.