Born to Taiwanese-American parents in San Francisco in 1984, Alexander Wang infuses his grungy, downbeat staples with an air of West Coast effortlessness. Simple shapes and silhouettes pinpoint the New York-based designer’s coveted collections a feat of pared-back chic. Dressing his friends – who happen to be some of the industry’s top models, stylists and editors – there’s a considered 24-hour appeal with every piece. Take the label’s body-con pencil skirts and skaters; they’re fuss-free and unobtrusive, meaning you can dress them up or down to suit the occasion. Our pick is the signature draped jersey pieces that go with anything.