We finally have the answer to the question we’ve been asking ourselves ever since Alexander Wang announced his departure at Balenciaga. Who will take his place?
The New Creative Director For Balenciaga Is…
Remember how heartbroken you were when you heard that Alexander Wang was leaving Balenciaga? Or maybe that was just me. Alexander Wang is such a talented designer that hearing his contract wasn’t going to be renewed with the fashion house came as a shock (I still have my fingers crossed that he’ll build out his own line soon!).
Turns out there are 3 contenders in the running for his place as Creative Director and they are:
Chitose Abe, the Tokyo-based designer of Sacai
Julien Dossena, the artistic director of Paco Rabanne
Bouchra Jarrar, Balenciaga veteran
Read more about Balenciaga’s potential new creative director below:
In January, when he was appointed creative director of Gucci, Alessandro Michele was barely known to fashion’s press corps and buying teams, let alone the wider world. After working quietly behind the scenes for years, he had succeeded his former boss, Frida Giannini, who had been ousted from the position.
How do you feel about the Balenciaga shift? Do you wish Alexander Wang could have stayed there forever? Let us know.
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Originally posted on October 6, 2015 @ 2:00 AM