The latest news in the fashion world is revolving around the soon to be crowned Alexander Wang as the new creative director of Balenciaga next week, replacing the departing Nicolas Ghesquiere's and ending rumours of the title going to Christopher Kane. These rumours were confirmed by a report in the fashion industry bible, Womanswear Daily.
Lets compare the pair, shall we? Here are some of my favourite looks from each.
Ghesquiere has given European, French Chic a modern twist with innovative techniques and leather detailing. It's French antique Chanel meets edgy New York. This collection makes me want to go to Southern France and ride a motorbike through the countryside. Although there were a few looks in this collection that should be in an Italian dancing costume store rather then on the runway.
Watch SS13 collection here
The "Lariat" Bag
The pin up girl Kristen Stewart
These were my favourite looks out of this collection but to be honest none of these really catch my eye. Crocodile skin and leather detailing precariously held together in what looks similar to paper dolls I used to cut out in kindergarden. To me it just looks a bit too geometrical and awkward. But I do admire the modern techniques and the first dress is quite lovely in a "I would never wear that" way.