Horiyoshi Worldwide Provides Update on Project Fashion Week and Designers & Agents Tradeshows

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. (OTC BB: HHWW) is pleased to report an update on the Company's recent participation in the Project Fashion Week in Las Vegas, February 15-17 and Designers and Agents (D&A) in New York City, February 19-21. 

Horiyoshi the Third exhibited the full Autumn 2011/12 Women's and Men's Collection at these two well regarded events.  Both Project and D&A are highly anticipated by the fashion community and serve as a critical introduction forum for international brands.  These events were attended by the Horiyoshi team led by CEO Mitsuo Kojima, Creative Director Robert Forrest and Commercial Director Dawn Green.

Creative Director of Horiyoshi Worldwide - Robert Forrest states, "We had the opportunity to introduce the latest Horiyoshi line to a significant number of buyers and industry participants at both events.  The design and manufacturing quality of the garments is generating interest from a growing base of national and international buyers and distributors.  We are taking great care to cultivate a delicate balance between the world of art created by Horiyoshi III and the positioning of our design and apparel brand."

In addition, Mitsuo Kojima - President and CEO of Horiyoshi Worldwide explains, "Our successful participation in these two important events is part of our strategic plan to build brand recognition and develop an international distribution platform.  We established many new relationships at these shows and work hard to take advantage of the excitement surrounding our brand.  Our vision is to expand our product offering into additional categories with the goal of broadening our initial target audience."

About Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc.

Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc., designs, manufactures, and markets Horiyoshi the Third - a high end clothing and accessories product line based on the artistry of World renowned Japanese Tattoo Artist, Yoshihito Nakano (Horiyoshi III). The Company is rapidly expanding its distribution platform and its products are being marketed worldwide.  The Horiyoshi the Third Collection has been featured in leading fashion publications such as the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Anotherman Magazine, Vogue and Style.com.

For more information on Horiyoshi the Third, visit:
www.horiyoshi-thethird.com
www.horiyoshi-worldwide.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Horiyoshi-III/39736791918

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Statements in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. 

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors.  Such factors include, among others, HHWW's ability to design and manufacture its products following the acquisition, the ability of the products to gain market acceptance, and the difficulties faced by an early stage retail fashion company in the competitive retail fashion industry.  These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.  Although the Company believes that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate.  Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the Company's recent current reports on Form 8-K, our annual report on Form 10-K, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other periodic and current reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc.

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CONTACT PERSON:

Mr. Raymond Catroppa, CFA
Chief Financial Officer
ray@horiyoshi-thethird.com

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