The industry has seen quite the game of musical chairs among heavy hitting designers recently, with moves like Raf Simons leaving Jil Sander for Dior (who could forget Galliano’s unceremonious departure?) and Nicholas Ghesquiere parting ways from Balenciaga after 15 years at the helm of the iconic French House. Next up comes New York darling Alexander Wang. Known for his young contemporary collections, luxury tees, and unlikely friendship with Die Antwoord, A.Wang is being tapped to take over Ghesquiere’s position, with a full announcement expected this Monday. Twitter has been abuzz with rumors and rumblings of this unlikely move, which have some industry insiders questioning the future of Balenciaga. What direction will Wang take following in Ghesquiere’s gigantic footsteps? One thing is certain: Balenciaga is one to watch this coming season (I'm crossing my fingers that Wang will sack K.Stew as the brand's celeb-u-model). More deets on the situation here.
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