Mossimo Sews Up Two More From Hilfiger

Mossimo Inc. said Thursday it hired two more executives away from Tommy Hilfiger Inc., bringing to five the number of employees who have left the big New York fashion house for the much smaller Irvine designer.

Jerry Robertson, Hilfiger's vice president of design, and Jim Justis, Hilfiger's vice president of international licensing and retail development, are joining Mossimo in similar roles.

Their hirings follow last week's announcement that former Hilfiger Chief Executive Edwin Lewis joined Mossimo in the same role. Lewis, who was lured to the troubled Irvine company with a large stock-option package, hopes to help founder Mossimo Giannulli complete the apparel designer's leap to fashion's big leagues.

On Wednesday, Mossimo announced that it had hired Hilfiger's senior vice president of women's sales and its senior vice president of production.

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