It looks like one Azealia Banks will be wearing a lot of Balenciaga in the near future. WWD confirms Alexander Wang is taking the reins as creative director at Balenciaga, replacing Nicolas Ghesquière, who left the label a mere few weeks ago.
This appointment will almost certainly bring drastic changes to the Balenciaga aesthetic, but perhaps the house itself is looking to change its sartorial tune. WWD says; “The choice of Wang suggests Balenciaga might wish to dial down the elitist, couture-like approach of Ghesquière, and open up to a broader audience with a designer prized for his sportswear approach and youthful energy.”
It will be interesting to see what Wang brings to the label. Fashion nerd Bombers– what do you think of this appointment?
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