It's Official: Alexander Wang to Take Reins at Balenciaga

Related: Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Apparel

It's Official: Alexander Wang to Take Reins at Balenciaga

It's official: Balenciaga will name Alexander Wang as its new creative director next week.  WWD reports that Balenciaga officials had no comment yesterday nor did Wang officials did not respond to a request for comment.

Wang's modern and sleek aesthetic has made him one of the biggest rising stars in the American fashion scene.  He is very edgy and will be a definite change from Ghesquière's couture-like approach.  Balenciaga's choice to name him as creative director suggests that they want to bring in a broader audience and infuse their brand with youth and energy.

“Although we are an American brand, I think that is more to the sense of what is American sportswear, and things that feel very accessible and easy to wear,” Wang said in an interview earlier this year. “But at the same time we really see our audience and our consumer as a global citizen, someone who isn’t defined by where they live or what kind of music they listen to, things like that. It’s a sensibility that is much more individual.”

About Alexander Wang:

Born to Taiwanese-American parents and raised in San Francisco, Wang studied fashion at Parsons School of Design but dropped out in his sophomore year.  He created his signature label in 2005, then predominantly knitwear, according to his Web site.

2008 marked the launch of his full women's collection and has since expanded into men’s wear, leather goods and a second line called T by Alexander Wang.


More On: Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Apparel

Comment & Share

Related Links
EXPRESS Opens First Factory Outlet StoreEXPRESS Opens First Factory Outlet Store
April 18, 2014
Geneva Watch Group Names New CEOGeneva Watch Group Names New CEO
April 18, 2014
White House Black Market Opening in at Fort Worth's Sundance SquareWhite House Black Market Opening in at Fort Worth's Sundance Square
April 17, 2014
Jourdan Dunn is the New Face of MaybellineJourdan Dunn is the New Face of Maybelline
April 17, 2014
Mary Katrantzou Teams Up with AdidasMary Katrantzou Teams Up with Adidas
April 16, 2014

About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts

Subscribe for News & Specials