NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: A model walks the runway at the Alexander Wang Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Pier 94 on September 11, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
Alexander Wang's business is growing, and the young designer has no more family members to recruit. Starting next week, a new president will be joining his team—Rodrigo Bazan, formerly the vice president and general manager at Marc Jacobs International LLC for Europe, the Middle East and India.
As the first president to oversee the label, Bazan's appointment signals a new phase for the young designer's rapidly-expanding business. “At this point, we have reached a level of growth that now requires a certain leadership to guide us through this next phase,” Wang told WWD. “Rodrigo brings a new perspective in the market with his strong business and finance background coupled with a cunning creative side.”
Bazan, who also previously worked as chief financial officer and general manager for Alexander McQueen is no stranger to collaborating with growing labels on an international scale. He'll be moving to New York from Paris under the new title, while Dennis and Aimie Wang, the designer's brother and sister-in-law, will keep their roles as the company's chief principal officer and chief executive officer.
Despite the recent ups and downs of the recession, Alexander Wang is one of the few designers who managed to ride the volativity with a steady balance. Since launching his label in 2005, it seems like Wang has only gained momentum, picking up a steadfast and loyal fan base along the way. Under Bazan's watch, we can expect to see even more developments in the near future.