W Diamond promotes Bjorklund to tailored group president

W Diamond Group

W Diamond Group has made some management changes in its tailored clothing business, with Lennart Bjorklund assuming greater responsibility and Brett Schenck leaving Hart Schaffner Marx.

Authentic Brands wins auction for HMX

Doug Williams

Authentic Brands Group has acquired HMX’s intellectual property and a second company led by HMX CEO Doug Williams has acquired the operations. The deal will keep HMX’s factories in Chicago and Rochester open.

Larry Kniola named president, dress furnishings at HMX


HMX Group has named Larry Kniola as its president of dress furnishings, a new position.

Made in America: Yes we can


It’s a tough call. We all want to buy well-made clothes at a good price, whether we’re buying for a store and trying to achieve a good markup, or just replenishing our closets. In order to get that balance between quality and price, we’ve had to give up most manufacturing to nations whose work forces […]

Robert Graham to launch tailored clothing with HMX


NEW YORK—Lifestyle brand Robert Graham is expanding into tailored clothing in 2012, announcing a license deal with HMX. The two new tailored collections, The Robert Graham Collection (suits $1,395 and sportcoats $995) and Robert Graham (suits $895 and sportcoats $695), will debut for the fall 2012 season. The collections will be made in the US […]

Comeback: Designer Joseph Abboud


President and creative director for HMX and designer for Lord & Taylor’s private brand, Joseph Abboud’s influence keeps growing. Joseph Abboud has found his place in the universe. Relaxed and contented in his beautiful Park Avenue studio surrounded by thousands of swatches of luxury fabrics, Abboud is clearly in his element, always happiest when he’s […]

Schmoozing: HMX market week party


HMX hosted a market week party on Monday, January 17. Those in attendance included Doug Williams, CEO of HMX, and Joseph Abboud, chief creative officer. The images below are cropped thumbnails. Click on an image to expand. Roll over the image and click the arrows on the right to see the next image in the […]

Catching Up With: Doug Williams, CEO of HMX


Whatever you do, don’t ask Doug Williams about New Year’s resolutions. “I don’t believe in them,” he insists. “If you need to make resolutions once a year, you’re not living life in the present. I believe New Year’s Day is every morning when you wake up. You choose to be happy or unhappy; you live […]