There was a sense of excited anticipation for the Balenciaga Fall 2013 collection.
Alexander Wang, a known fixture in the New York fashion world, is known for his success with outfitting the city's cool girl elite. With his appointment as new creative director of the brand, the question arose of whether he'd live up to the legacy set not only by Cristóbal Balenciaga, but by Wang's predecessor Nicolas Ghesquière.
The promise of a fresh perspective along with Wang's known creative excellence did not disappoint. It seems that the designer chose to update classic silhouettes with inspiration form the brand's rich historic archives. There was an air of tasteful minimalism combined with a monolithic palette that made for a poetic ode to the past. Though it seems that the Balenciaga Fall 2013 collection also saluted to an exciting future that is to come with Wang's leadership.