Who is Lisa ho ?
Lisa Ho is an Australian fashion designer born in Albury, on the New South Wales and Victorian border. She is married to Philip Smouha. Wikipedia
Lisa Ho Designs is the latest Australian retailer to fall in financial trouble , with the high end fashion chain placed into administration last week.
Dressed in a black outfit, a stony-faced Ms Ho faced creditors yesterday for the first time since the business that she founded 30 years ago was placed into administration earlier this month. It is understood she did not address the creditors.
Administrators appointed for fashion house
Financial firm HLB Mann Judd has confirmed it was appointed as administrator of the high-end fashion chain last Wednesday. The administrator will sift through the company’s assets and liabilities and look for a suitable buyer. A creditors’ meeting is scheduled for May 20, and in the meantime all 10 stores will reportedly continue to trade.
The Lisa Ho chain today comprises 10 flagship stores in Australia, two clearance stores and an online store.
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According to the age “Lisa Ho's own husband, Philip Smouha, underwent an administration of his own in 2010 when his Smouha Fabrics empire imploded owing $26 million to St George (also Lisa Ho's banker). He now trades as Tex 'N' Jean.
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