Alexander Wang’s youthful spirit revived the urban uniform. His identifying label catches elements of the New York nightlife and street culture, offering refined clothes for women in an array of leather, silk and denim. Wang began his Alexander Wang fashion brand in 2005 and came to prominence after being awarded the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2008. From November 2012 through July 2015, Wang was creative director at Balenciaga. Wang is known for his urban-inspired designs and use of black.