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Caroline 17, an intern at Alexander Wang

Behind the Scenes: Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang's recent expansion means more staff and Dazed Digital take a look at one of Wang's inner circle.

From now on Dazed Digital will be making regular visits to fashion designers' studios and profiling the people who put in the hard graft for the designers - the talent behind the talent. To start off, I spoke to Caroline, one of the interns at Alexander Wang's studio in New York. Wang is about to launch a diffusion line as well as a shoe line so his staff are working harder than ever.

Dazed Digital: How did you start working for Alexander Wang?
Caroline: I am actually still in school studying but in my summer holidays last year I did an internship at Teen Vogue. The people at Teen Vogue knew I love Alexander Wang and put in a good word for me. I was very lucky!

DD: What attracted you to working with Alexander Wang?
Caroline: I love Alex’s style, I feel it’s very similar to mine and I can really relate to his clothes.

DD: What’s the best experience you have encountered so far?
Caroline: The environment here is really friendly. I am learning everything from fabrics to pattern cutting, to the final show – the whole process!

DD: What advice would you give to people who want to be in your position?
Caroline: I would say find the designer you like, the one you feel really passionate about and go for it. Contact them and be persistent until they give you a chance.

DD:  How would you describe your style?
Caroline: Casual, I love simple T’s and jeans.

DD: What is your favourite thing in your wardrobe?
Caroline: For my last birthday my parents got me a Chanel handbag! It’s the smallest one, in black, I can’t fit my purse in there but I love it sooo much!

DD:  Who are some of your favourite designers?
Caroline: Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Opening Ceremony and Rick Owens.

DD: What are some of your favourite vintage stores in NY?
Caroline: What Comes Around Goes Around is the best, followed by Beacon’s Closet in Brooklyn.

DD: What would be your ideal job?
Caroline: I would love to be the editor of a magazine and mix writing with styling.