The awards dinner was packed with a who's who of fashion, including CFDA chair, designer Diane Von Furstenberg, GAP President Patrick Robinson, Agyness Deyn and guest speaker for the night, John Galliano.
Wang's prize includes a cheque for $200,000 to invest in to his business, as well as a year's worth of mentoring from the CFDA's extensive line-up of designers.
With this prestigious accolade, cash injection and support from the American fashion industry, Wang can hope to transform his business from the rising-star label it currently is, to a major fashion brand. That's certainly what happened for previous winners Proenza Schouler. The duo won in 2004, and now their label is a highlight of New York Fashion Week, internationally recognised as a leading design house and it has recently expanded to included shoes and accessories.
We're expecting big things from Wang, and a bright future ahead.
By Laurelle Gilbert
Posted: 18th November 2008More