NEW YORK, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph Abboud, Chief Creative Director for Tailored Brands Inc., will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from MR magazine at the MR Awards dinner on Monday, July 18th at Gotham Hall in New York City. Fresh off of showing his Spring/Summer 2017 collection during New York Fashion Week: Men's on July 12th, Abboud will be presented this honor by Richard Baker, Governor and Executive Chairman of Hudson's Bay Company.
Abboud is being honored for his many years of success as a designer, manufacturer, retailer, mentor and creative force in the American menswear industry. Each July, the MR Awards recognizes notable industry leaders for the best in menswear with more than 300 retailers and vendors attending.
"I have worked with Joseph for the past 20+ years through his various incarnations and there's no one more talented, more dedicated, more totally immersed in the nuances of men's fashion," said Karen Alberg Grossman, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of MR magazine. "His passion for the business is contagious; his design talent makes his signature clothing immediately recognizable in the world of modern luxury menswear. No one is more deserving of a Lifetime Achievement award in menswear than Joseph; may he continue to amaze and inspire us in the years to come."
Other 2016 MR Award honorees include: Luxury Retail Excellence to Saks Fifth Avenue, Online Retail Excellence to Trunk Club, Specialty Retail Excellence to Milton's, Global Brand of the Decade to Calvin Klein, Inc. and American Lifestyle Award to Vineyard Vines.
"This award means so much to me because I'm being recognized by my peers in an industry I love," said Joseph Abboud.
In addition to the new winners, more than 50 past Lifetime Achievement and Hall of Fame honorees are invited to return each year. Some of these key executives include: Harry Rosen, Jack Mitchell, Russ Patrick from Neiman Marcus, Crawford Brock from Stanley Korshak, Ken Gushner from Boyds and dozens of other companies.
For more information visit, www.mr-mag.com/mr-awards/.
About Joseph Abboud
Since the age of sixteen, Joseph Abboud has been passionate about fashion. He started his career in menswear at Louis of Boston and later Polo Ralph Lauren. In 1987, Joseph Abboud launched his own eponymous label. Shortly after its debut, Abboud was accorded numerous honors including the distinction of being the only designer to have received the coveted Menswear Designer of the Year twice in a row (1989 & 1990) from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Other awards and honors include The Cutty Sark Award for Most Promising Menswear Designer in 1988, the first Woolmark Award for Distinguished Fashion in 1989 and again in March of 1993, and Person of the Year award from the American Apparel & Footwear Association in 2016.
Abboud began working with Tailored Brands Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) as Chief Creative Director in December 2012. Abboud was reunited with his namesake brand in August 2013 when Tailored Brands Inc. acquired JA Holding Inc., the parent company of the celebrated American clothing brand, Joseph Abboud. Abboud re-launched his label, reestablishing the brand as a sophisticated modern-American lifestyle collection. The Joseph Abboud designer collection launched in October 2014 on JosephAbboud.com and is now available at the Joseph Abboud Flagship Store in New York City. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @JosephAbboud and Facebook.
Since 1990, retailers, designers, menswear executives and fashion insiders have turned to MR Magazine for accurate information, insightful analysis, innovative ideas and trend spotting, as well an inside look at the people who drive the menswear business. Published six times a year, MR has become the primary source on everything from denim and sportswear to suits and furnishings. MR-Mag.com (formerly MRketplace.com), which launched in 2006, is the industry's hub for the latest breaking menswear news and fashion trends. MR and MR-Mag.com have offices in Manhattan's Fashion District and in Norwalk, Connecticut. As of April 2016, MR magazine and MR-Mag.com are now part of the UBM plc family. Follow MR on Instagram and Facebook @mrmagonline.
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