Alexander Wang has been the creative director of Balenciaga since December 2012 but according to WWD the designer’s final collection for the French fashion house will be shown during Paris Fashion Week this September.

Rumours that Alexander Wang would be leaving the label controlled by Kering began circulating last month, after the company released a statement saying that there were “discussions between the designer and Balenciaga regarding the renewal of the contract.”

The search for Wang’s successor is underway, and Kering is “open to considering a lesser-known, hidden talent for the plum post, emboldened by the positive feedback and outpouring of goodwill it had in promoting Gucci insider Alessandro Michele to succeed Frida Giannini at the helm of the Italian brand earlier this year”.

Who would be Wang’s successor?