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Alexander Wang to part company with Balenciaga after three years as Creative Director

Alexander Wang is unlikely to stay on at Balenciaga past his current contract, according to reports.

Brand owner Kering has decided not to renew with Wang – who is currently Creative Director – meaning the Balenciaga show this September is likely to be his last, according to Womenswear Daily.

The brand marks its centenary year in 2017 but despite its strong heritage, the French fashion house is open to considering a lesser-known name for the top creative role in the business.

Wang joined Balenciaga in December 2012 as the successor to Nicolas Ghesquière, who exited for Louis Vuitton.

On Monday, Kering’s chief financial officer Jean-Marc Duplaix would only say in relation to Wang’s future with the brand “there are ongoing discussions and I won’t comment further.”

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