Balenciaga goes Wang
Cristobál Balenciaga had a clear vision of what fashion design was. It did not always meet the passions of all, but in fashion sticking to your own vision can be, at times, a risky thing to do; nevertheless, what should be done.
Remaining true to himself and to Cristobál’s vision, Ghesquière’s avant-garde vision, creative instinct and passion achieved what some can only dream of: having his name branded to a high-fashion brand. In the past 15 years, Ghesquière ensured that Balenciaga was a name never forgotten, instead loved and followed.
After several awards and international recognition, Ghesquière decided it was time to leave. Some may question his decision, others may agree. The point is that he is grateful for this journey and I, as a Balenciaga lover, am too. But change is an inevitable part of life and, even when you do not know what it will lead to it should be welcomed.
At the age of 27, Wang has already proved to the world that he knows what he is doing and how to do it. His own brand launched in 2005 is now present worldwide as clear evidence of his incredible talent both creative and business.
What should we do now?
I recommend sitting tight and wait for the AW 2013 collection by the hands of Wang. Will the Balenciaga‘s face suffer a serious makeover? Probably. Just how much it will change is the question we all want to wear answered.
I will keep you posted!
- Alexander Wang is going to Balenciaga (elleuk.com)
- Alexander Wang al frente de Balenciaga (vanidad.es)
- Quem assume Balenciaga é Alexander Wang (lilianepacce.br)
- Runway retrospective: Alexander Wang (fabsugar.com)