Joseph Abboud: Fashion Designer Facts, History & Pictures

Joseph Abboud

BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts
BirthdateMay 5, 1950
Career Highlights1968-60: Buyer, then director of merchandise, Louis of Boston
1980: Designer, Southwick
1980-84: Associate Director of Menswear Design, Polo/Ralph Lauren, New York
1986: Launched signature menswear collection
1987-88: Designer, Barry Bricken, New York
1988: J.A. (Joseph Abboud) Apparel Corporation, a joint venture with GFT USA, formed
1990: Joseph Abboud womenswear and menswear collection of tailored clothings and furnishings introduced
1990: Opened first retail store, Boston
1990: Collections first shown in Europe
1991: JA II line introduced
1992: Fragrance line introduced in Japan
1993: Fragrance line introduced in USA
1994: Joseph Abboud Fragrance launched
Awards1988: Cutty Sark Award
1988: Woolmark Award
1989-90: Menswear Designer of the Year Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America Award
1993: Honored by Japanese government in conjunction with Association of Total Fashion in Osaka
1994: Special; Achievement Award from Neckwear Association of America

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Last modified: Aug 28, 2015 | Written by Paul Phipps