Alexander Wang made his much anticipated debut at Balenciaga today in Paris. Worries about a young street-influenced designer taking over such an enormous and classic brand were put to rest. Wang took this collection back to the roots of the house.
A focus on construction, architecture, and fit put all emphasis on the clothes. No gimmicks or trend dominated pieces were shown. Clean lines and silhouettes made for a simple presentation. Marble details, fur, single strap stilettos, and a black and white dominance gave a sophisticated view of classics.
Not only did Wang prove that he is worthy of his new title, but he proved his maturity as a designer.
So much respect for him, and such a big step for young designers.
I'm excited for what the future will bring!