Day two of Paris Fashion Week kicks off with Alexander Wang’s hotly anticipated Balenciaga debut. For insider insights and expert analysis, join Lou Stoppard and guests for the live panel discussion on Thursday 28 February 2013 at 09:00 GMT.
Since Wang was officially named creative director in November 2012, the fashion industry has been rife with speculation about how the 28 year old designer will make his mark on the luxury label. Will his downtown New York aesthetic influence future Balenciaga designs? Will his business acumen and Chinese roots boost the label’s commercial power? And will his pieces be as coveted and collectible as Nicolas Ghesquière’s?
As the looks are unveiled, our panel will add their voices to the debate. Stoppard will be joined by shoe designer and brand consultant Georgina Goodman, fashion designer Deborah Milner and photographer, stylist and blogger Jackie Dixon.
The excitement surrounding Wang's new position was palpable during the Alexander Wang Autumn/Winter 2013 live panel discussion. 'I can't look at what Alexander Wang is doing now without thinking about what he is going to do next,' commented Celestine Cooney, fashion director of Twin magazine.