Succeeding Nicholas Ghesquière, Creative Director of la maison for 15 years and the author of its resurgence, it was an arduous and complex task; but Wang has been able to assume the responsibility, increasing brand sales 10% year after year. As confirmed the Kering group, owner of the firm, total company profits would stand at around 350 million euros annually.
The trigger for the break has not emerged, but the impossible agenda of the designer, who is looking for funds for his own brand, might have influenced, because it forces him to live six months in New York.
His official farewell will be next October in Paris, after the presentation of Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Today, all of us want to know the answer to the main question mark: Will the house bet for a young designer from his quarry? Or will it surprise us with one of the biggest names in the cool system? The controversy is served, especially when the new Creative Director of la maison will organize the centenary of the brand next 2017.