The name Demna Gvasalia was whispered at every major show during Paris Fashion Week. And now it's official. Demna Gvasalia of Vetements will take over Balenciaga as Alexander Wang's replacement. The house of Balenciaga issued a statement this morning that this 34 year-old Parisian from Georgia has officially been appointed artistic director of Balenciaga.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Demna Gvasalia as the artistic director of Balenciaga’s collections,” says Balenciaga president and CEO Isabelle Guichot. “He has quickly emerged as the best choice for the new artistic direction of the maison. With his mastery of techniques, his expertise and fashion knowledge, in conjunction with his innovative and carefully considered approach Demna Gvasalia adopts a unique vision of the designer’s role today and thus recalls Cristobal Balenciaga’s own vision.”
Text Samantha Milo