We previously let you guys in on the rumours regarding Christophe Decarnin, the Balmain creative director and how the designer was a no-show at his Balmain a/w'11 showcase.
Well it is now official, following months of speculation, that Decarnin has stepped down from his throne at Balmain and his successor will be announced as early as next week. American fashion journalist Cathy Horyn, believes that stylist Melanie Ward, who previously worked at Helmut Lang, is going to take over from Decarnin.
After Decarnin took the reigns at Balmain in 2007 profits for the brand went up an amazing 50% but it looks like that the designer didn't see eye to eye with Balmain chairman Alain Hivelin who wanted to start a diffusion & more affordable line for the house, called 'Balmain Blue'.
All we have to say is that we loved every single show that Decarnin created for Balmain and we wish him all the luck in the future!
By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant