Half a year ago Balcenciaga announced that the brand would part with its creative director Nicolas Ghesquière, much to the surprise of the fashion world. His sudden departure after a more than succesful 15-year tenure, during which he turned the brand into a critically acclaimed fashion house, followed months of silence leaving us guessing about his underlying motives.

System magazine recently met up with Ghesquière for an exclusive interview, in the course of which he shares his thoughts and impressions about the current state of the fashion industry, talks about his future projects, and specifically points out the reasons that eventually lead to his resignation. Head over to Business of Fashion to read an excerpt of the interview.

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