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Parsons Grad Becomes First American to Win H&M Design Award

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It's a historic year for the prestigious H&M Design Awards, which just named its first-ever U.S. designer and its first menswear designer as its 2015 recipient. 24-year-old (!) Parsons grad Ximon Lee was selected by a panel that included Lily Allen and Marc by Marc Jacobs's Luella Bartley to win €50,000 (nearly $57,000), as well as the chance to develop pieces with H&M to be sold in stores this fall, WWD reports.

And ladies, just because it's technically menswear, think of Lee's collection the way you'd think of Alexander Wang's H&M menswear line: "My collection was designed as menswear but I'm excited to see it also worn by women," Lee said.
· Ximon Lee Scoops H&M Design Award [WWD]