Alexander Wang‘s starting point for fall 2014 is to introduces the knitwear vocabulary to Balenciaga. Wang felt that knitwear was not very present after his research so, he built a collection steeped archival concepts with his creative approach of knitwear . “Almost every single look or piece has an element or a surface or a visual or a stitch related to knit,” he said.
The pre-collection showed that fashion is moving toward a more casual direction. Slouchy cut for suits, soft sweaters mixed with dressy skirts. For outerwear, these season’s must have are the shearling and the classic toggle coat. Click below to discover more about Pre-Fall trends.
Balenciaga has released the full fall 2013 campaign under the creative direction of Alexander Wang. Steven Klein photographed the new advertisements starring Kristen McMemany. See the whole campaign after the jump.
Finally, it looks like it is not Christopher Kane, but Alexander Wang to take over Balenciaga, as several sources report today. Succeeding Nicolas Ghesquière, who has his last day at the PPR owned fashion house today, we should be hearing an official statement from Balenciaga in the following days.
Nicolas Ghesquière, one of the most acclaims contemporary designers is to leave Balenciaga. “The Balenciaga fashion house and Nicolas Ghesquière have announced their joint decision to end their working relationship as of 30 November 2012″.
[dropcap]G[/dropcap]race Coddington has designed a capsule collection with Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga named after her cat, Pumpkin. According to a press release from the label, the line of scarves and bags will feature Coddington’s own drawings of her petit chat modeling various Balenciaga looks from the past decade. Here’s what you can look forward to when the line launches (on Fashion’s Night Out, of course):
Central to the new accessories line is the “Pumpkin Papier” tote bag . Produced in either ecru or bright pumpkin canvas with black calfskin trim, the bag is decorated with a playful print of Pumpkin the Cat wearing Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière.
Two printed “Pumpkin” scarves round out the collection, one in a classic silk twill and one in fringed wool and silk.
Balenciaga is donating 20 percent of the proceeds to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. So should someone’s prizewinning spaniel wander off in Sag Harbor, know that Balenciaga will keep him safe.
[dropcap]E[/dropcap]dward Enninful styled the superb Fall Winter 2012 campaign of our client Lane Crawford that was shot by Nick Knight, featuring Ming Xi, Xiao Wen Ju and Wang Xiao.
All of them hail from China and they’ve all have walked the runways for important labels like Alexander Wang, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton.
The clothes are mostly from conceptual designers ( sourced by LAMBERT + ASSOCIATES TEAM ) like Haider Ackermann, Givenchy, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Celine and Alexander McQueen with emphasis on the season’s hottest trends like leather, tailored coats and pencil skirts.
[dropcap]K [/dropcap]risten Stewart is the new face of Balenciaga Paris’, Florabotanica. Nicolas Ghesquière has had his eye on Stewart since her role in “Panic Room”, sharing with WWD in a recent interview, “I remember thinking, ‘Wow, I would love to do something with her one day. She’s so Balenciaga.” Ghesquiere’s initial idea was to create a collection incorporating “nice” and “nasty” flowers, and Stewart’s duality between gorgeous looks and a boyish personality made her a perfect fit for this fragrance. Florbotanica was produced with Olivier Polge and Jean-Christophe Hèrault of International Flavors & Fragrances. The key notes to this scent are vetiver, amber, caladium-leaf accord, a hybrid rose, carnation and mint accord.
The advertisement for Florabotanica is composed of 3-D metal sculptures resembling elements of a floral print and Kristen wearing a piece from the latest Balenciaga collection. As told to WWD, Stewart has never really thought about her sense of fashion or had a style icon. “I think the hottest chick that’s ever walked the earth is Brigitte Bardot, and I couldn’t be more different from her.” Stewart reveals that she “was never the one wearing her mom’s perfume and trying to be sexy”. She went on to describe what really sold her on the fragrance, “there is something natural about it, it’s very alive. I think that as a young person wearing it – considering I’ve never worn a scent – it kind of puts you on this level of, like, ‘Whoa, check me out.’”