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Balenciaga’s new life under Alexander Wang, and More of Today’s News

Balenciaga’s new life under Alexander Wang…

It’s been three years since Alexander Wang took over at Balenciaga, but he is still crafting his codes for the house. “I want to develop those items and products that can be recognized immediately as Balenciaga,” the designer told i-D magazine. “To create these—status sounds so pretentious—but these items that people know represent something.” Wang also touched on the idea of creating work that polarizes opinions. “I think that’s what fashion is about; I mean, you need it to trigger conversation. You can’t always do something that everyone’s always going to love,” he said. [i-D]

A beloved skate brand heads to Paris…

Legendary American skateboarder and artist Mark Gonzales sat down with Breaks magazine to talk skate culture and ’90s nostalgia. In the interview, Gonzales reveals he is working on a sculpture for the as-yet-unannounced Supreme store in Paris. He was previously commissioned to create two sculptures for Supreme’s first European stand-alone store in London, which opened in 2011. [Breaks]

A new fashion fund…

A launch party for the Louise Wilson M.A. Fashion Fund was hosted by Sarah Mower today at London’s May Fair Hotel. The fund was created by Central Saint Martins to honor Professor Wilson, who died last year. It will raise money to provide scholarships to CSM and also aid the prestigious school by supporting enhancements in teaching and technical resources. [Instagram]

Alexa for AG’s next collection arrives…

Here’s something for denimheads to get excited about—Alexa Chung is teaming up with AG for a second capsule collection. Out later this month, the ’70s-inspired line will include a range of blouses, shirts, tees, and coats as well as a couple of denim pieces, of course. [Grazia]

Catens uncut…

Dean and Dan Caten have created a video series titled Catens Uncut, which follows the twins as they work and travel. Most recently the pair were filmed as the attended Pitti Bimbo, the international childrenswear fair. Watch as the Cantens go to Florence, banter in Italian, and indulge in “creative naps.” Don’t miss their behind-the-scenes diary of Milan men’s fashion week either. [Dsquared2]
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