Francesco Risso will become creative director of the label.
The designer had most recently been freelancing after running his own label and working at Cerruti and Jack Wills.
Available Nov. 1, the 11 sweaters each tell a different story and have individual names.
Department stores remain pressured by off-price retailers and fast-fashion firms.
HBC is expanding in Europe and the U.S.
New space is arty, flexible, gender-neutral.
When it comes to back-to-school, consumers are using coupons and shopping more online.
The retailer said the store will remain open through Aug. 26.