Alexander Wang is a Taiwanese-American fashion designer. He launched his first women's ready-to-wear collection in 2007. The label embodies casually cool downtown style, drawing inspiration from the nineties, French chic and rock grunge. Wang is known for his edgy, somewhat masculine womenswear designs. In 2008 he was nominated for a "Council of Fashion Designers of America" in women's wear and was the winner of the CDFA Fashion Fund Award. In 2009 he designed his spring collection using bright colors such as orange, purple, aqua and hot pink, after designing previous collections using black as the predominat color, and proclaimed "They want color, they got color!". His lines are now stocked globally by more 30 of the world's premiere retailers.