Three months ago, Doug Williams, chief executive officer of HMX Group, revealed how he planned to revitalize the old Hartmarx corporate culture by streamlining operations and burnishing the brands. Now Joseph Abboud gets his turn.
The company’s chief creative officer and president, who tabled his own businesses to join HMX in January, unveiled his overhaul of the company’s 100-year-old crown jewels, Hickey Freeman and Hart Schaffner Marx, in an exclusive preview with WWD. HMX was purchased last summer by SKNL North America for $128.4 million.
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?"