Aussino takes a stake in Hardy Amies
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, December 15, 2003
New York — Aussino Group Ltd., parent of Aussino USA, has purchased a minority stake totaling 29.5 percent of Hardy Amies PLC of London.
Additionally, Anthony Lim, Aussino's chairman and ceo, personally bought a 10 percent stake and will now become chairman of Hardy Amies PLC, the Savile Row couture house that dressed the Queen and British Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife.
The current strategy calls for the Aussino Group to help Hardy Amies expand into home furnishings. A new couture collection will be introduced, while international licensing deals will be enhanced with such items as the home fashion collection, ready-to-wear lines, perfumes and watches.
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