Alexander Wang is leaving his job as creative director of Balenciaga after Paris Fashion Week.
Alexander Wang is leaving his job as creative director of Balenciaga.
The Spanish fashion house and its parent company Kering have decided not to renew the contract of the 31-year-old fashion designer, although the precise reasons for his departure are unknown as of yet.
Alexander's last Balenciaga show will be spring 2016 during Paris Fashion Week - scheduled for 29 September to 7 October - which means the search for a ''lesser-known'' successor is in its early stages.
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Louis Vuitton has designed a travelling case for the World Cup trophy, which will be awarded to the winner of the competition in Brazil next month.
Louis Vuitton has designed a travelling case for the World Cup trophy.
The luxury brand has created a one-of-a-kind, custom-made trunk for the coveted trophy to be transported in before it is awarded to the winning soccer team at the World Cup final held at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next month.
The French leather goods company told Buro 24/7 that the case is wrapped in Louis Vuitton's iconic monogram canvas and features the brand's signature brass lock and corners.
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Balenciaga won't hold a traditional fashion show for Alexander Wang's debut as creative director, opting for an 'intimate' presentation in front of a smaller audience.
Balenciaga won't hold a traditional fashion show for Alexander Wang's debut.
The designer - who replaced Nicolas Ghesquiere as creative director of the fashion house last year - will unveil his first collection for the brand in an ''intimate'' presentation at Paris Fashion Week on February 28.
The French fashion house told WWD that it considered Alexander's first collection an ''introductory season'' and would show the designs ''in an intimate atmosphere'' and a ''salon-style format''.
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Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell has undergone an extreme career makeover, signing on as the face of John Varvatos' menswear line and opening a posh restaurant in Paris, France. The former SOUNDGARDEN singer launched his restaurant and bar, Black Calavados (BC), earlier this month (MAR06), during Paris Fashion Week. The notoriously reluctant heart-throb rubbed shoulders with the fashion superstars during the opening of BC, including John Galliano and Balenciaga's Nicholas Ghesquiere. The restaurant has become the new hotspot for supermodels and the fashion elite in Paris. The rocker will also perform at the designer's 4th Annual Stuart House Benefit in Beverly Hills, California.