Alexander Wang’s debut collection for Balenciaga has been eagerly anitcipated by the fashion world ever since the announcement that he would take over the house after the departure of Nicolas Geshquire.
Many thought young Wang wasn’t up to the task, and they were wrong. His collection is being hailed as a deliberately precise study of the heritage of the house.
Wang studied the archives of Balenciaga’s works, and executed pieces that embodied Cristobal Balenciaga’s signature architectural aesthetic and also included a nod towards Nicolas Ghesquiere’s contribution of using high-tech, cutting-edge materials.
It’s safe to say that in Alexander Wang’s hands, the future of Balenciaga is promising to say the least. Enjoy!