Friday, July 31, 2015
Balenciaga & Alexander Wang Officially Apart
“Balenciaga and Alexander Wang today announce their joint decision not to renew their contract beyond its initial term,” the French fashion house said in a statement. It added that the spring 2016 Balenciaga show on Oct. 2, during Paris Fashion Week, will be Wang’s last and a new creative director will be announced “in due course.”
The statement did not detail the precise reasons for the separation, but Wang suggested he wanted to focus on his eponymous brand, based in New York.
“It’s been an incredible experience to work with a couture house in Paris. I am honored to have had the opportunity to work for this historical maison. I would like to thank the brilliant team at Balenciaga for their collaboration and for what we have accomplished together, and I am looking forward to taking my own brand to its next level of growth,” he said.