Business of Fashion has named 35-year-old Georgian fashion designer Demna Gvasalia its person of the year for 2016. The announcement comes after Gvasalia graced the cover of the publication in January of this year.
In addition to bursting onto the scene as the lead of Vetements, Demna was also named creative director for Balenciaga, as his designs continue to disrupt the norm in a sometimes predictable industry. Since taking over the position at Balenciaga, the ever-popular designer has implemented some of the same techniques that caused an unmistakable stir with Vetements.
Just what does Demna have in store for 2017? We will of course have to wait and see.
- Photography: Willy Vanderperre for BoF