CHSS Distinguished Alumni - English

Jian DeLeon

BA English '08

Jian DeLeon is the men's fashion director at Nordstrom, where he oversees all aspects of the menswear business. He graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor’s in English in 2008. DeLeon has over a decade of experience in the men's lifestyle industry, starting in editorial as a staff writer at Complex Magazine. During his tenure as editorial director for the publication Highsnobiety, he was pivotal in elevating the intersection of streetwear, sneakers, and luxury fashion to the mainstream. 
Additionally, he authored two books published by Gestalten: The Incomplete Highsnobiety Guide to Street Fashion and Culture in 2018 and The New Luxury in 2019. He was named one of Adweek’s 2019 young influentials. DeLeon has held posts as the senior menswear editor at trend forecasting agency WGSN, deputy style editor at Complex Media, and style writer at GQ.