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Nicolas Ghesquière

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WWD Year In Fashion issue 12/10/2012

4. Nicolas Ghesquière, designer
Trying to figure out Nicolas Ghesquière’s next step has become the party game of the season, after the acclaimed French designer parted ways with Balenciaga following a creatively charged 15-year tenure. Whether he decides to launch a signature brand or takes the helm of another fashion house, Ghesquière remains one of a handful of designers capable of producing both high-brow conceptual clothes and spawning a thousand high-street imitations. His spring 2013 collection, which proved to be his swan song, was widely praised by retailers and editors for its fresh and youthful tailoring, modern frills and square-heeled shoes.

 

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