History: Fashion’s wunderkind Alexander Wang’s rise has been meteoric. After just one year studying fashion at New York’s Parsons School, he launched his eponymous label and hasn’t looked back since. Two CFDA Designer of The Year nominations later, he is the most coveted young American designer, helped in no small part by an army of celeb fans including Erin Wasson his muse, stylist and best friend. But it’s not just stars who want to be seen in Wang, his label is the go-to for editors and buyers looking for well cut edgy basics like the perfect white tee and just-right leather biker. This has all helped the 24-year-old expand into footwear, accessories and a diffusion line T by Alexander Wang.
Signature style: Off-duty model meets Manhattan hipster
Best buy for S/S 2011: The black quilted cape.