Friday, November 30, 2012
To be honest, I didn't see that coming, and I don't think he would be my first choice for the house.
While I am a massive fan of Wang-like the rest of the world-I just can't picture him at the helm of a house like Balenciaga. And he (or anyone for that matter) is going to have a tough time following Nicolas Ghesquière, the beloved designer of Balenciaga for the past 15 years. The departure of Ghesquière from the fashion house occured today; the end of an era. In my opinion, while both brands emulate a similar feeling of cool, Balenciaga seems a little couture-ish for Wang, the king of streetwear.
In any case I love Wang and his brand and I can't wait to see what he can accomplish at Balenciaga. He might aid in making the brand a little more relatable, which I think it can use. I hope he can maintain all of his current amazingness!
I'm not sure how I feel about the decision at this point. Will Wang be able to handle both his namesake lable and a brand as major and influential as Balenciaga? I guess we will have to wait and see. What do you think of the decision?
xo, Scatter Girl