Hampshire Group Ltd. is bolstering its management team by adding Eric Prengel as president of the men’s division.
Prengel, 41, was most recently executive vice president of global business development at HMX LLC, where he oversaw the international development of all HMX brands, including Hickey Freeman, Hart Schaffner Marx and Bobby Jones as well as all aspects of the domestic product license program. During his four-year career with HMX, which purchased the assets of the former Hartmarx Corp. last year, Prengel served as group president of HMX Sportswear, where he was credited with initiating rebranding initiatives for brands including Jack Nicklaus and Ted Baker. Prior to that, he was with Marc Ecko Enterprises, Polo Ralph Lauren and Kenneth Cole Menswear.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"