When 24-year-old Parsons graduate Ximon Lee picked up the H&M Design Award earlier this year, he not only became the first U.S. designer, but also the first menswear designer to win the award. Now in its fourth year, the H&M Design Award selects designers from all over the world to showcase their work in front of an elite design panel. As well as a cash prize, the winner also gets the opportunity to develop their collection and sell it at select H&M stores each fall.
For his winning eight-piece collection, the young designer has both men and women in mind by concentrating on structure, fabric and volume for oversized silhouettes that capture the best qualities of denim. The collection includes a cotton shirt printed with an oversized denim rib, structured denim shorts and trousers with chunky zips, jersey leggings with a denim feel, and an allover printed jacquard knit.
The collection will be available on October 22 at select H&M locations worldwide. In the meantime, take a first look at the H&M x Balmain collection.