Parsons School of Design alum Heron Preston is currently one of the key players in the streetwear industry. The San Francisco-born creative came to New York City in 2004 and hasn’t missed a beat. He’s been called an artist, creative director, content creator, and clothing designer. He’s collaborated with Kanye West, Virgil Abloh, Gap, and Nike. In 2012, Virgil, Kanye, Matthew Williams, and Justin Saunders launched Been TRILL, which initiated a Kanye/Heron design team. Heron’s talents can be seen on everything from tour merch to Yeezy FW invites.
His most notable collaboration came after he returned from a trip to the Mediteranean. His overseas experience allowed him to see the first-hand effects of pollutants which prompted him to use his platform to advocate to promote sustainability in fashion design and manufacturing. His efforts led to a collaboration with the NYC Department of Sanitation in 2016. The zero-waste collection sold out immediately. Shortly thereafter, Heron signed a deal with New Guards Group and the Heron Preston brand debuted at Paris Fashion week in 2017.