When Alexander Wang was chosen as the next man to head up the Balenciaga House, everyone's main concern was that his eponymous brand would suffer from a lack of attention—that's how popular his namesake business had become. The relaxed but still cool-as-fuck aesthetic that the California native popularized the look that downtown cool kids were attempting all these years; they just never had someone who could produce an entire collection of it. Everyone quickly grew to love Alexander Wang, the man and the work, but it was only after he was profiled by the New York Timesupon his Balenciaga appointment that people realized how good they had it, and how spoiled they had become with the quality of the work. In 2013, Alexander Wang and T by Alexander Wang went from cult faves to labels that people would kill for, and the Balenciaga appointment will only further the original brand's work.