Alexander Wang is Awesome

As a native Californian, Alexander was born and raised in San Francisco and has a Chinese-American heritage. At 18, he moved to New York to attend Parsons School of Design, and took internships at Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam, and Vogue. By his sophomore year, Wang was already designing the first collection of his label, Alexander Wang, which would debut in 2007. He won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2008, an honor accompanied by a $200,000 award to expand one’s business. For the Spring 2010 season, he is my hero. I absolutely loved his show. I adored the use of grey fleece, ribbed athletic socks with sliced-out backs, camel-colored leather, and the models hair styles. After watching the show I felt like I had permission to dress up my grey sweatpants and wear them outside of my house.