As the doors of Balenciaga close behind Alexander Wang, the American fashion designer opens the doors of his first European flagship and the brand’s largest flagship store in London.
The 31 year old designer, who is now ex-creative director of Balenciaga, speaks about his new opening in the capital of the UK, “I always knew that London would be the first city that I would want to open a flagship in in Europe. It’s our largest European market and it’s one of my favourite cities in the world. I think that London has the best shopping in the world. There’s just so many options, so many great stores – I mean, Harrods is a mecca – you can buy anything there for anyone!”Located on 43-44 Albemarle Street in one of the most fashionable area of London, Mayfair, the new flagship is close to iconic Savile Row and Dover Street which boasts of Dover Street Market, Acne and Victoria Beckham’s first standalone store. Designed by architect Vincent Van Duyse, the 625 square meter store is located in a former post office building. Spread over four floors, it is ideally designed to show entire collections from all categories, which the designer was not able to do in his native New York.