The rumors surrounding Alexander Wang’s departure from Balenciaga have been confirmed after his last collection for the house presented this past Paris Fashion Week. Balenciaga has released a statement on their new chosen art director 34 year old designer Demna Gvasalia better known for his disheveled and grungy cool designs.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Demna Gvasalia as the artistic director of Balenciaga’s collections,” says Balenciaga president and CEO Isabelle Guichot. “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.”