After Nicolas Ghesquière abruptly ended his 15-year reign at Balenciaga in 2012, the fashion world figured he would finally set out to launch his very own clothing line—likely under the LVMH banner. However, all those hopeful speculations were eventually squashed after the designer announced he would be succeeding Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton. And although he’s had a quite successful first year as LV’s artistic director, it’s clear the designer hasn’t abandoned his goal of creating his own label one day.
“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to do it,” Ghesquière told WSJ Magazine, which recently named him Fashion Innovator of the Year. “I would like to do it, but each thing in its time. Today I dedicate myself to Louis Vuitton without forgetting that I have wishes, desires.”
Ghesquière went on to explain that if and when he does decide to branch out on his own, he’s going to be fully committed to his house and will deliver designs that are unlike anything we’ve ever seen from him.
“If it’s to reproduce on a smaller scale what is done on a large scale, honestly, no, it’s not interesting,” he says. “And that’s not at all the way that I one day envisage launching myself, especially having experienced the biggest existing model.”
Here’s hoping that Ghesquière achieves that dream one day. Judging by the success he's had at Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton, we're sure he'd bring the heat.