ABBOUD IN LICENSE ACCORD WITH ALIXANDRE FOR FUR LINE

NEW YORK — Joseph Abboud Worldwide has signed a licensing agreement with Alixandre Furs to produce a collection of women’s and men’s shearlings, fur-trimmed outerwear and women’s furs for fall.
It is the fifth license for Abboud since forming his new company eight months ago, and his second in women’s. In December, Abboud signed with Sergio Pellari to produce and market a women’s apparel collection.
Last August, Abboud converted a joint venture with GFT USA Corp. into a licensing arrangement. Abboud’s solely owned umbrella company, Houndstooth Inc., owns the rights to the designer’s name and trademarks.
Alixandre Furs, a 75-year-old firm here, also manufactures the Valentino, Oscar de la Renta and Yeohlee fur collections.

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