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After three years at the French fashion house, Alexander Wang took his final bow as Balenciaga’s creative director. The Balenciaga Spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection was in line with the season’s sleepwear trend, offering ruffled and ruched slip dresses; romantic lace silhouettes; bralette details; and relaxed linen pants in a creamy, off-white palette.

Founder: Cristóbal Balenciaga

Owner: Kering

Designer: Alexander Wang, 2012

Year Established: 1937

Spring 2016 Inspiration: Lingerie

Star Pieces: A midriff baring dress with a bra bodice detail and cascading ruffles; and a silk midi dress with ruched bralette and oversized yoke that extends to the shoulders.

The Middle Eastern Sale: The no fuss, little white dresses in lightweight materials deliver a fresh spin on this summertime staple.

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