CONFIRMED: Alexander Wang to Become Creative Director of Balenciaga


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Thursday we reported rumors of Alexander Wang becoming the successor to Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga. On Friday WWD confirmed that Wang indeed will be at the helm of the storied fashion house.

Congratulations and well wishes go out to Wang, who started his own downtown edgy line in 2005 and all before the age of 30. While this is of course great news for the designer, he does have some pretty big (fashionable and expensive) shoes to fill. His predecessor Ghesquière leaves behind a 15-year legacy in which he managed to shift the label from being mostly known for fragrances and licensed productions, to the haute couture line we know and love today.

Neither party has come forward to comment on the news, so we can only speculate on what this now means for the 90+ year old brand.  Is it possible that we will see asymmetrical tees and leather leggings—aesthetics typical of the more causal Wang label—at the esteemed fashion house? Is this an attempt on Balenciaga’s part to skew younger? Only time will tell and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for both brands.

StyleBlazers, what type of designs do you think we’ll see once Alexander takes over?

 

-Danielle Gray

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