Heron Preston is pop-star famous for a certain set of fashion fans. Roll up to one of his events and you’ll find a line around the block complete with every race, age, and socioeconomic background—not to mention denim and ink style. We did just that, during the NYC leg of his collection-promoting global tour. (It’s his first full collection, which is surprising considering this is the dude who’s worked with everyone from Kanye West to Nike.) Inside Tribeca’s Patron of the New during NYFW: Men’s, we finally tracked down Preston. It would have been easier had he been lounging on a couch with his entourage, waving at his minions from afar. But we found him drinkless and sweaty inside a crowd, signing shirts and catching up with every friend and stranger who had waited in the heat to see him. After more than a few skater kids (skateboards included) in “NYC Sanitation” hoodies beat us out, we realized our fancy press card had no validity. We were going to have to wait like everyone else, which sums up what we now know after speaking with the designer. Read more at Esquire.