It’s not like we needed any proof that Alexander Wang was going to be a fashion titan one day, but that’s exactly what we got this morning when we heard that the designer just hired a new president.
Rodrigo Bazan, the new guy at Alexander Wang, used to be the vice president and general manager of Europe, the Middle East and India for Marc Jacobs International. That a guy with such heavy responsibilities at such a gigantic global company is packing up all his stuff to move across the Atlantic for a new job is telling of the promise that new job holds. Which is exactly what Wang told WWD.
“At this point, we have reached a level of growth that now requires a certain leadership to guide us through this next phase,” said Wang. “Rodrigo brings a new perspective in the market with his strong business and finance background coupled with a cunning creative side.
If the “next phase” is anything like what industry minders have projected for Wang the wunderkind, Bazan could be expected to help the company blow up into a global presence. Its corporate structure has never even had a president before, and mostly relied on the talents of Dennis and Aimie Wang, Alexander’s brother and sister-in-law, to run the financials. (They get to keep their jobs, by the way.)
Bazan will start his new job on Dec. 5. Alexander Wang’s World Domination Tour will be underway by the 6th.
Alexander Wang Taps Bazan [WWD (Subscription Required)]