Today is confirmed that Alexander Wang is the new creative director of Balenciaga.
PPR, who own Balenciaga, have made an official statement. 'The Balenciaga fashion house and its staff are proud to welcome Alexander Wang, whose proven talent, modernity and individual and cosmopolitan vision of design will naturally embrace and enrich the unique heritage of this fashion house which will soon be one hundred years old.' told Isabel Guichot, president and CEO of Balenciaga. Alexander Wang has responsibility for designing the brand’s women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections, as well as for Balenciaga’s image.Alongside his new duties at Balenciaga, Alexander Wang will continue his activities with his own, independently-owned fashion house. 'I am deeply honoured to embark on this new role for a brand and house that I have such great admiration and respect for', said the 28-year-old designer.