|Alexander Wang – image via PPR Facebook|
After much speculation , and most of us assuming it was a done deal, PPR has finally announced that they have appointed Alexander Wang to the post of Creative Director of the BALENCIAGA fashion house, as of today where he will be responsible for designing the brand’s women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections, as well as for Balenciaga’s image.
Aside from Balenciaga Alexander Wang will continue his activities with his own, independently-owned fashion house, which his many fans will be very happy to hear!
“I am deeply honored to embark on this new role for a brand and house that I have such great admiration and respect for”, said Alexander Wang.”
|Alexander Wang Autumn Winter 2012-13 Ad Campaign
Image via http://www.dailybless.com/
François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of PPR, the Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle premium brand company which includes Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Stella McCartney, Sergio Rossi, Boucheron, Girard-Perregaux amongst others, said:
“Balenciaga is an extraordinary fashion house with inexhaustible potential and it is endowed with a priceless heritage. Alexander Wang will use his creativity and his own research to reinterpret and immortalize the distinctive, modern and extremely innovative style imposed by Cristóbal Balenciaga. “