Alexander Wang’s first Balenciaga show will be ‘intimate’
“Alexander Wang’s debut collection for French fashion house Balenciaga will be unveiled in an intimate salon-style format, instead of a catwalk show.
Balenciaga has confirmed that they will not present Alexander Wang’s first collection for the brand via a catwalk show.
Instead, the autumn/winter 2013 collection will be shown to press and buyers in an intimate “salon-style format”, reports WWD.
Wang was appointed creative director of Balenciaga in December last year, replacing Nicolas Ghesquiere who had held the position for 15 years and turned the once-ailing French fashion house into one of the world’s biggest luxury brands. At the time, Isabelle Guichot, president and CEO of Balenciaga hinted that Wang’s first show may not be a full-blown catwalk spectacle, saying that the brand did not want to put the 28-year-old New Yorker “under unnecessary pressure”.
Wang showed his eponymous label’s autumn/winter 2013 show at New York Fashion week last Saturday.”
Article by Bibby Sowray
via The Telegraph
County Of Milan - Marcelo Burlon
“Italian designer Marcelo Burlon brings his iconographic vision to life on an unexpected canvas, unveiling a line of T-shirts in collaboration with graphic designer Giorgio Di Salvo. The visually stunning displays of graphic prints throughout offers a nod to multicultural elements including Mapuches crosses from his motherland Patagonia, Argentinean bird feathers, esoteric symbols, and nods to rave and club culture to offer a diverse and arresting display of wearable art.
The T-shirt, Burlon attests, is “clothing at its most basic and effective… a playground, a declaration of intents; a political manifesto, even.” His friends Macs Iotti (L’Uomo Vogue) andGivenchy head designer Riccardo Tisci serve as inspiration for the surrealist designs — in fact, the manipulated, kaleidoscopic graphics call to mind those presented for the aforementioned brand’s recent menswear collections. The collection will be available by the end of the year at select retailers including Lane Crawford, Union, Antonioli and SOTO.”