Horiyoshi Worldwide Adds Acclaimed Fashion Industry Veteran Albert Morris to Advisory Board

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. (OTCBB: HHWW) announced today the appointment of Albert Morris to the Advisory Board.

A native of Australia, Mr. Morris is an innovator in the international fashion industry and a leader in design and merchandising for over 25 years. Earlier in his career Mr. Morris was the co-owner of Piu, a design / merchandising / manufacturing studio based in Florence, Italy.  Later he went on to establish A.M. Associates in New York City. There he specialized in product design and international sourcing for designers and retailers and was focused on the development of new design talent.

Today, Mr. Morris's clients include Browns of London www.brownsfashion.com where he was instrumental in introducing Brown's to the celebrated Calcutta, India based designer Sabyasachi.  He also works closely with the Australian based designer Easton Pearson www.eastonpearson.com and Akira Isogawa www.akira.com.au and is credited with helping to introduce these artists to the international fashion community.

Mr. Morris servers as a consultant to Fendi, Roma and has worked on developing the brand's handbag and accessory businesses under the direction of Sylvia Fendi Venturini.  Throughout his career he has focused on discovering new and emerging design talent and worked extensively with retailers to project upcoming fashion trends

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.

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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.

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