Parsons dropout Alexander Wang
launched his first full women's collection in 2007. The label embodies casually cool downtown style, drawing inspiration from the eighties, French chic, and rock grunge - always finished with a slouchy rolled-out-of-bed edge. Wang launched a diffusion line of pre-weathered cotton tees, tanks, and T-shirt dresses in spring 2009, T by Alexander Wang, as well as a footwear collection of towering platform sandals. He won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2008, an Honor
accompanied by a $20,000 award to expand one's business.