16 November 2012

Great Scot

Yes, let the wailing begin, but remember it could have been worse. Scottish designer Christopher Kane has reportedly been appointed as the creative director of Balenciaga. Though the news has not been officially confirmed by either Mr Kane or Balenciaga, it is widely reported that Mr Kane will replace Nicolas Ghesquière, who helmed the brand for the past 15 years to much acclaim before his departure was announced two weeks ago. News of Mr Kane’s hiring isn’t entirely unexpected as he was was on PPR’s short list of designers up for the job alongside Mary Katrantzou, J W Anderson, Thomas Tait, Joseph Altuzarra and Alexander Wang. I told you it could have been worse. 
A graduate of Central Saint Martins, Mr Kane established his brand before 2006 when he went on to collaborate at Versace, helping to reestablish the brand’s lower-priced Versus label. As yet, no word about whether he will entirely leave his post at Versace, where he's sorely needed.

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