As a longtime partner, Balenciaga is a fundamental brand at Département Féminin. The fashion house's mantra is to embrace the past while designing for the future; perfectly balancing the artistic with the latest trend. From classic cuts to architectural silhouettes, its the label's unremitting risk-taking that has captivated the fashion world. After making his mark with the 'City' bag and redefining the classic biker, former creative director Nicholas Ghesquière handed over the reigns to American designer Alexander Wang in early 2013. Since joining the house, Wang has taken a minimalist approach to couture volumes, combining his "street smart" style with a sophisticated use of texture, line, and return to femininity. This fresh face of Balenciaga is right at home here at Département Féminin.