After what’s felt like an eternity (at least to the fashion world), Alexander Wang finally debuted his inaugural collection for Balenciaga this morning in Paris
Since his official creative director appointment to the revered high-minded house in December, there’s been plenty of speculation surrounding the choice. Is he really the right man for the job? Is his slouchy-chic aesthetic too out of the realm for a fashion house steeped in heritage? What will become of his eponymous and super-commercial line? So many questions!
Well, it seems the majority have been answered today, as Wang presented a collection—probably the most anticipated show of the season–that managed to fuse Balenciaga’s traditional aesthetic with his own modern minimalist touch.
The reviews have been more than favorable—not quite overwhelmingly effusive, but certainly glowing—with critics agreeing that, as a start, Wang proved himself more than capable
A few initial Twitter reactions below: