The former Balenciaga designer, Nicolas Ghesquière, is now finally confirmed as Louis Vuitton’s new creative director after Marc Jacobs recently stepped down after a 16-year long career at the LV mansion. Ghesquiere will present his debut collection in March, and after missing his work the past year, I know where I’ll be looking more closely come next fashion week.
The last couple of days there’s been a rumour flying in the wind that Alexander Wang has been a likely candidate to replace Nicolas Ghesquiere as Creative Director at Balenciaga. According to WWD the rumour has been confirmed true to market sources and an announcement from the fashion house is expected to be released this week.
Nicolas Ghesquière by Alessandro Garofalo/indigitalteam.com via style.com
A little unexpected news are that one of my favourite designers, Nicolas Ghesquière, and Balenciaga are parting ways after 15 years with Nicolas at the helm of the iconic fashion house. According to WWD, the split is a joint decision on both parts and no further news on what’s next has been confirmed.
After a few disappointing collections from my favorite designers in Paris, it warmed my heart to see Balenciaga live up to my expectations, well, at least the first half. Nicolas Ghesquière once again plays with traditional structures and adopt them into wearable looks and as usual the opulent fabrics are in focus. The silhouettes are volume on top and narrow lower parts and the oversized shoulders as seen in the Resort Collection 2012 are here in forms of oversized color blocking jackets, tops and blouses paired with super-tiny shorts or high waisted trousers. The other part of this collection consisted of patch-worked dresses and more extreme silhouettes not really up my street but these are some of my favorite looks, the jackets looks absolute fantastic, not to mention the several metallic pants and footwear. If you’re curious you’ll find the whole collection at style.com.