The 10th Swiss Textiles Award was presented last night on the occasion of the Stella Contemporary Fashion Award 2009 event. Alexander Wang of the United States has won, as a surprise to many of us, the Fashion Promotional Prize presented by the TVS Swiss Textile Federation worth 100,000 Euros. Alexander Wang (www.alexanderwang.com) was born in San Francisco (USA) and studied at the Parson Design School in New York. Since 2007 he has been showing his latest collections at New York Fashion Week with growing popularity. He was praised from the outset as a boy wonder and soon joined the top ranks of New York designers. Ozon’s favourites from last night’s magnificent presentation of the nominees however, were Peter Pilotto and Erdem.
More coverage of the event to follow soon. Zurich is sunny and cold today, the way we like it.