UPDATE: Alexander Wang was confirmed to be the next designer at Balenciaga by WWD. Balenciaga CEO, Isabelle Guichot, announced the news and said the designer would ““embrace and enrich the unique heritage of the fashion house.” What do you think the first collection will look like?
It looks like Alexander Wang is rumored to be the designer that will take over as the head designer at Balenciaga, after designer Nicolas Ghesquiere parted from the fashion house in November after 15 year together. New York Times writer Cathy Horne reported that New York based designer is the leading choice to be picked for the position, and that the announcement of the decision could happen next week.
Even though there have been many names thrown around for the position at the Parisian fashion house, Alexander Wang is not the first name that comes to mind given his design aesthetic The designer is known for his t-shirts and sportswear collections, and has a large celebrity following. Will he be able to take on the haute couture label, or should someone else be picked?