Nicolas GhesquièRe - Nicolas Ghesquière felt 'dehumanised' at Balenciaga

Nicolas Ghesquière felt ''dehumanised'' during his time at Balenciaga.

The 42-year-old designer departed from his role as Creative Director at the fashion house last November after a 15-year reign and admits he didn't enjoy the environment towards the end of his job, feeling ''alone'' from the lack of support from his colleagues.

He revealed: ''Sadly, I never had [support]. I never had a partner, and I ended up feeling too alone. I had a marvellous studio and design team who were close to me, but it started becoming a bureaucracy and gradually became more corporate, until it was no longer even linked to fashion.

''[I felt] dehumanised. I began to feel as though I was being sucked dry, like they wanted to steal my identity while trying to homogenise things. It just wasn't fulfilling anymore.''

Ghesquière - who has since been replaced by Alexander Wang - also noticed his extensive research into products was being ignored, with the brand's management instead choosing the items which were most easy to merchandise.

The French designer added to System magazine: ''The strongest pieces that we made for the catwalk got ignored by the business people. They forgot that in order to get to that easily sellable biker jacket, it had to go via a technically mastered piece that had been shown on the catwalk.

''You need to have the right people around you: people who adore the luxury domain. There has to be a vision, but there also has to be a partner, a duo, someone to help you carry it.''


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