Nicolas Ghesquiere leaving the Balenciaga brand was something I was not expecting. To be honest, I am traumatized. Every since 1997, he has taken the brand back to relevancy with his crazy work ethic and extreme lovely designs and fabric, at the age of 23 (not bad for a self-made designer).
I am not sure if I am the only person feeling like this, but I am kinda tired of hearing about this musical chairs shifting one designer to the next fashion house. There has been rumor the departure has been based off of creative differences with Balenciaga’s owner, PPR. I have not been totally amazed about the menswear throughout the past few collections, but the womenswear ready-to-wear collection has always been consistent. Ghesquiere’s departure from the company will be by the end of the month. Anyone who is taken his place has some big
heels shoes to fill in.