Following the announcement on April 6 that Balmain was parting ways with Christophe Decarnin, comes word that one of his key deputies, Olivier Rousteing, will succeed him, WWD is reporting.
There isn't much known about Rousteing. From his LinkedIn profile, WWD learned that the designer has worked at Balmain for three years and worked at Roberto Cavailli for six years before that. According to sources Rousteing is "as a young and promising creative dynamo."
Balmain cut ties with Decarnin after rumors that the designers was suffering from depression and failed to show at the end of his Fall show for the label in Paris.