Dresslab: the king is dead

Dresslab | unseentrends

“This autumn brings yet another unexpected exit. An enigmatic statement announced the departure of Nicolas Ghesquière from Balenciaga directly following the presentation of one of his most critically acclaimed collections. Keyboards immediately began to smoulder as everyone moved to offer conjectures and propose candidates for the post. On this occasion the answers were not long in coming and, a couple of weeks later, Alexander Wang was chosen as successor. This may seem like just another anecdote in the world of sports that fashion has become, and every season the sector glitzes with star signings and unexpected collaborations. This is not something to be taken lightly, however, and these changes only serve to ring in the end of an era and confirm what many expert professionals from the sector are saying, that fashion is not what it used to be, and that the designer, as the demiurge, is losing the battle against the power of the entrepreneur and the industry itself.”

Read the full article in dresslab.com here.

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