Mazel tov to Alexander Wang, who was awarded the 2009 Swiss Textiles Award yesterday in Zurich, continuing his blazing hot reign of the fashion world and putting a handsome 100,000 Euro in his company's pockets.
The fashion world's crush on Alexander Wang took a significant turn with the award, offering the company a financial boost for international production and recognition, and reinforcing the industry's love for his supremely designed, coolest-girl-in-school aesthetic. Wang beat out worthy adversaries Peter Pilotto, Erdem, Thakoon, Alexis Mabille and Ohne Titel and followed in the footsteps of 2008 winners, Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte.
Some seemed displeased by the jury's selection, however. Jason Campbell from the JC Report was present in Zurich and expressed, via Twitter, some angry responses claiming Wang was already "too rich" for the approximately $150,000 prize. Seems contrary to what we've heard in the past - what's next, models will be too thin?