After the sad departure of Alexander Wang many in the fashion world have been left wondering who will take over the house of Balenciaga?
Well wonder no-more the position has now been fill by Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia and his first collection will be Autumn/Winter 2016.
Demna Gvasalia graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp in 2006. From 2009 until 2012, he designed womenswear for Maison Martin Margiela and, from 2012-2014, he worked as head designer for Louis Vuitton womenswear. He launched Vetements in 2014 with his brother and five other friends. The label is based on the idea of urban cultures, the internet, every-day life on the streets and a modern wardrobe without seasonal themes.
Isabelle Guichot, president and CEO of Balenciaga, stated: “I am very pleased to welcome Demna Gvasalia as the artistic director of Balenciaga’s collections. He has quickly emerged as the best choice for the new artistic direction of the maison. With his mastery of techniques, his expertise and fashion knowledge, in conjunction with his innovative and carefully considered approach, Demna Gvasalia adopts a unique vision of the designer’s role today and thus recalls Cristobal Balenciaga’s own vision. I am confident that he will succeed in embracing Balenciaga’s core values and developing them in harmony with today’s global changes.”