Alexander Wang likely to be announced as head designer of Balenciaga, report says

By Gina DiFalco,

Alexander Wang could be the next head designer of Balenciaga following the departure of Nicolas Ghesquière about a month ago.

According to Cathy Horyn from the New York Times, Wang "appears to be the leading candidate" and that an official announcement could come as soon as next week.

Ghesquiere was with the fashion house, owned by PPR, for fifteen years, The Huffington Post reports, reviving the label from when Cristóbal Balenciaga started it in 1914.

On November 5, he announced he would be leaving his post as head designer, a move that was “joint decision." He had indicated that at the age of 40, he was eager to move on to new projects in his career.

Wang sells his designs in his own boutique in SoHo, as well as Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys. His appointment as head designer would bring a different perspective to the brand, as he has a young following and has a strong urban focus.

Wang’s spokesperson hasn’t returned requests for a comment.



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