Wang Departing Balenciaga
Alexander Wang is leaving Balenciaga as creative director, his spring/summer 2016 collection, set to be shown in Paris this September, is said to be his last for the house. Rumours about his departure surfaced earlier this month when the French fashion house’s owner, Kering, released a statement saying, «There are discussions between the designer and Balenciaga regarding the renewal of the contract.»
Wang’s tenure at the helm has been relatively short-lived compared to the career of his predecessor, Nicholas Ghesquiere, who enjoyed 15 years in the creative director chair. Ghesquiere left to take up the top job at Louis Vuitton in 2012, when Wang was brought on board. Who will take his place as yet unknown. In Kering say, that they are ready to discover new talents and not linked to the «big» names.