Anand Jon, World's Top Fashion Designer charged with sexual assault
Los Angles, March 14 2007
NRI, Anand Jon Alexander, 33, the New York based CELEBRITY
fashion designer has been charged with sexual assault and rape involving
two women and a 15-year-old girl. He is currently jailed in Los
Angeles County prison and will appear in court on April 4.
He was charged with six felonies for the series of
sexual assaults between October 2004 and March 5, 2007, according
to a criminal complaint filed by the Los Angeles County District
Attorney’s office. The charges include forcible rape and lewd
acts on a child, among other counts.
Anand’s defense attorney denied the allegations. “He
absolutely contends he didn't break any laws with respect to the
contact he had with these women,” Ronald Richards said.
NRI, Surinder Singh said that LAST YEAR I met him in one fashion
show and found that he is so nice guy and every body surrounding
him, like to hug him. I think, some people like to trap him because
of his popularly.
NRI, Sushma Shama from LA, told our reporter that she cried, cried
and could not sleep for the past three days when I heard this news.
He is so great person by nature and with his talent in designing
he attracted millions millions of young talent people even such
popular people like Top Model Xenia, Stylist Marcy, MTV's Ananda
Lewis, Sanjana, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos (Ritz Carlton), Princess
Olivia de Boubon of Spain, Actress Izabella Miko.
In 2004, Jon was listed in the top seventy-five designers in the
world. Jon has been featured on MTV, is known to hang with Paris
Hilton, Paula Abdul and Michelle Rodriguez, has appeared on America’s
Next Top Model and just launched a line of high end blue jeans at
the MAGIC fashion convention in Las Vegas in February.
At 17, Anand Jon ventured on a scholarship towards an Associate
Degree at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he
was graduated as student speaker. Transferring to Parsons, NYC,
he began to experiment with the transition from fine art to fashion.Anand
Jon developed a passion for metals & fabrics growing up in South
India, under the tutelage of master artisans and his Grandmother,
one of the most influential women in his life. During these formative
years, his deep involvement in the Yogic disciplines set a metaphysical
yet playful flavor to all of his creations. Anand Jon often pays
homage to his heritage, while also embracing the metropolitan vibe
of New York City & the raging progress of modern technology.
Anand Jon is both an individual personality and a brand name representing
the synergy of the East and the West with a focused luxurious, youthful,
sensual and cutting edge inspiration / image. Anand Jon, one of
the young visionaries of our times continues to evolve into a multi
faceted global presence that can be expressed and tapped in both
Art & Commerce ventures.
Since his critically acclaimed debut (Spring 99), Anand Jon has
taken a subtle yet center stage in the luxury world with his riveting
collections available at some of the most exclusive stores such
as Bergdorf Goodman (NYC,) Wilkes Bashford (San Francisco), Stanley
Korshak (Dallas), Luisa Via Roma (Italy). "Functional Luxury"
(says Women¹s Wear Daily) is an inherent trademark while sacred
geometry is often an underlying structural element of the Anand
Jon collections. " The Rise of Anand Jon: Couture¹s best
kept secret."says LuxuryFashion 2002. This Award winning designer
has steadily ascended, attracting a high-profile client base of
Celebrities, Royalty and Socialites worldwide including Eve, Mya,
Michelle Rodriguez, Tara Reid, Amanda Hearst & Lydia Hearst,
Paris Hilton & Nicky Hilton, Elizabeth Keiselsten Cord, Dayssi
Olare de Kanavos, Rena Sindi, Renee Rockerfeller, Ananda Lewis,
Princess Olivia de Burbon, The Al Saud Royal Family, NYC Ballet
dancers, (singers) Gloria Estefan, Alanis Morissette, Janet Jackson
and Mary J Blige.
"I meditate every night and when I wake up, I check my e-mail"
says Anand Jon, 28, whose Sponsors and Strategic partners include
Jaguar, Giorgio Armani, Tahitian Pearls, the Four Seasons Hotels,
Ian Schrager Hotels, Taj Hotels has seen his own celebrity status
amplify exponentially. 2003-2004 saw Anand Jon at the verge of a
whole new era, Picked by the Prime Minister of India Mr Vajpayee
Anand Jon has joined the ranks of "50 Most influential N.R
Indians in the world" 2004, Express Group, (alongside Icons
such as Spiritual Guru Deepak Chopra, Film Makers Mira Nair (Monsoon
Wedding) & Oscar nominated M Night Shyamalan (The Sixthth Sense,
Signs, The Woods), Selected as one of the "Sexiest South Asian
Men in America"2004, (Bibi), & being One of Asia Society¹s
guests of Honor for Asia on my Mind series 2004 several diverse
yet synergistic ventures, TV /Film & Entertainment projects,
hosting shows/events/segments including Iceland Fashion week, MTV
(introduced personally by Tom Freston Chairman & CEO MTV networks),
(with 10 by 10/Ken Mok )"Americas Next Top Model" with
Tyra Banks as the featured designer as seen in the ABC / A &
E special "American Royalty" and credited as one of the
main launch pad for the next generation who¹s who in society
& entertainment. and is fast becoming an international T.V/Film
personality now represented by ICM, also completing a Film Directors
Intensive at the prestigious USC Film School, (2003). His creations
reflect a unique balance of exotica, various art forms and technology,
A transcendental yet modern amalgam.
The near future includes a full scale e-commerce launch, Ready
to wear lines, Jeans line for both Womens & Men¹s (already
seen on Patti & Bruce Springsteen, Lawrence Fishburn& Gina
Torres, Marisol Thomas/ Rob Thomas of Matchbox20) and expansion
into new luxury markets. Slava Pavalovskiey, The Consul General
of Russia in NYC is introducing Anand Jon to the Russian market
while other ventures Count Massimilliano Tucci, of Florence Italy
and partnering with Lydia Hearst on her handbag line and Tim Gunn,
Head of Parsons Fashion Dept has invited Anand Jon to be on the
Parsons Official Jury. Just as his own personal journey has pioneered
, Anand Jon is expanding and sharing with the next generation rekindling
his roots in South Asia being a bridge between the East and West
with projects such as being on the advisory board of STYLe FACTORe
harnessing the unique skills of the very artisans he learnt under
amplified with high tech components on a international quality &
level. Besides being a sophisticated network/ community for business
and arts to flourish, this project includes a Health & Mind
alignment center/SPA and other locations to follow include Italy,
Russia, UK and USA.
Anand Jon is also working regularly on a personal project- a book
of paintings and portraits "Now & Zen Women" of the
100 most beautiful women in the world, which includes all social
levels, famous and unknown women alike. Source Anand Jon-Background