5 Facts about the New Balenciaga Designer

The whole fashion world waited on these particulars for weeks: the German Georgian Demna Gvasalia (34) takes over the successor of Alexander Wang (31) as Creative Director of Balenciaga. Ask who? Exactly, that we also asked ourselves and more accurately present the designer.

Demna Gvasalia is the new Creative Director of Balenciaga. The parent company of the fashion house, Kali announced that on Wednesday.

What first intrigued us it made: Demna Gvasalia has German citizenship. A German at one of the most important and most influential fashion houses in the world? A new Karl Lagerfeld! We have hooked up. The need to know all about the new at Balenciaga:

  1. residence Dusseldorf
    Demna Gvasalia was born in Georgia, but in 2001 moved with his parents to Düsseldorf and became a German citizen. His official residence is still there. This also explains why his label Vêtements at the District Court of Düsseldorf as a company is registered. Demnas food point but now is Paris.
  2. study of the economic
    Gvasalia fashion design on studying of the Royal Academy of fine arts in Antwerp, and 2006 graduated with a degree as a fashion designer, he had a degree in international economics from the University of Tbilisi in Georgia in the bag already.
  3. he knows his predecessor at Balenciaga
    Before Demna Gvasalia 2014 founded the label Vetements, he was a senior designer for the women’s collection of Louis Vuitton and others. She is responsible for since autumn 2013 Nicolas Ghesquière, who for 15 years was Creative Director of Balenciaga from Alexander Wang and now Demna Gvasalia. Whether Gvasalia probably took a few tips from Ghesquiere himself?
  4. first collection in Tokyo
    After graduating, he worked to fashion school in Antwerp for its collections of man created but also his first collection, which he presented for the first time in Tokyo at fashion week when the Belgian designer Walter Van Beirendonck. He later showed his collections and others at the fashion week in Athens.
  5. He is considered the “new Martin Margiela”
    The radical designs and collections for Gvasalias first 2014 based label Vêtements, which applies currently as the hottest in Paris, is often compared with the spirit by Maison Margiela. This is not surprising. Finally, there was the Belgian Martin Margiela, who 2009 withdrew as a designer, one of the early mentors by Demna Gvasalia. A former employee of Margiela Gvasalia describes as the “spiritual heir to Margiela.”

 

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