Ah, fashion internships. The Styleite staff knows well the copious amounts of seam pressing, reservation phoning and copy making being an intern in this industry often entails. It’s not miserable work, per se, but there is a lot of dues paying involved in fashion, and you do what you can to get ahead.
But somewhere in between all of the menial tasks and fighting with other interns to be noticed, you get to do something really cool — something normally only your boss or your boss’s boss would have the opportunity to do. The interns at Alexander Wang got to design a print.
Specifically, they designed the doodle print that appeared in Wang’s spring 2011 collection. Wang told BSides that he had his interns sit down around a piece of paper for ten minutes and told them to just doodle — with no specific direction in mind. The result was a print that actually showed up in the collection. We’re trying to get in touch with the interns now, so we don’t know exactly how they feel, but we’d be absolutely ecstatic. Hooray for non-objective expressionism, and hooray for people who believe in their interns!