First of all, thank god he got out of the sinking creative ship known as Kering. I can’t say I’m very excited about anything in fashion at the moment but I have some hope left for Nicolas at Louis Vuitton. LV is a bit of an anomaly among Parisian fashion houses because it’s such an iconic brand but they’ve only been putting out RTW collections since Marc Jacobs was appointed creative director in the late 90s. There’s no real identity or heritage or house codes so there’s so much more room for freedom.. ESPECIALLY for a designer like Nicolas who transformed Balenciaga to be the innovative house we know it to be (err.. or knew?)
The greatest thing about Tavi is that she came out of nowhere, managed to make so many people SO ANGRY and now has basically left all that fake shit behind for better things. I read something Tavi said a while ago that was so on point. She said that she was 13 the first time she went to fashion week and everyone would talk about how inappropriate it was that someone of that age would be there yet this was coming from an industry that fetishizes (and profits from) youth. It’s funny, mostly because it’s so ridiculous, that this thrifted-clothes-from-her-mom’s-dress-up-box-clad kid with a blog could get the blood boiling of middle-aged professionals just by existing.
i don't get it. what was wrong with balenciaga? i was actually expecting something a little worse from alex. it may not have been exactly groundbreaking, but, nonetheless, it was still a pretty nice collection. the structure of the pants and the skirts...i mean, it was nice. in my opinion, anyway. what exactly did you not like about it?
Terrible was a poor choice of word because you’re right, there was nothing outright offensive about the collection. It wasn’t terrible, it was dull and uninspired… it was nice. The issue I have with Wang’s Balenciaga is exactly that, but I’m not delusional - as I said I don’t blame him because he’s just doing what he was hired to do. Fashion is about accessibility now and I certainly don’t expect Alexander Wang to be groundbreaking. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think every brand and designer should be groundbreaking and in some ways I do welcome the shift that has happened in fashion over recent years. But Balenciaga has always been revered as a house that is ahead of the curve and it’s really sad that it’s not the case anymore.
Terrible. But I don’t even blame Alexander Wang because he’s doing exactly what he was hired to do and no one at Kering is expecting him to do any different. it’s just a shame that this has what become of Balenciaga.
“Whether I’m at dinner with Anna Wintour or I’m at a listening session with Pusha or me and Virgil are in Rome giving designs to Fendi over and over and getting our designs knocked down. Brought the leather jogging pants six years ago to Fendi and they said no. How many motherfuckers you done seen with the leather jogging pant? Meaning, like, so when I see Hedi Slimane and it’s all like “okay, this is my take on the world”, yeah he got some nice $5000 jeans in there - some nice ones here and there, some good shit here and there. But we culture. Rap the new rock n roll. We culture. Rap is the new rock n roll. We the rockstars. It’s been like that for a minute, Hedi Slimane! It’s been like that for a minute. We the real rock stars and I’m the biggest of all of them. I’m the number 1 rock star on the planet!”— Kanye West