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Fashion designer and creative director of Men’s Warehouse, Joseph Abboud, spoke to the Class of 2014 during the May Commencement. (Photo courtesy of Lasell College)

Fashion designer and creative director of Men’s Warehouse, Joseph Abboud, spoke to the Class of 2014 during the May Commencement. (Photo courtesy of Lasell College)

Kristina Kaufmann – Art Director

What a pleasant surprise. Joseph Abboud’s commencement speech was engaging, adven- turous, and honest. From previous Lasell commencements, I have heard mediocre reviews of the graduation speaker. However fashion designer Abboud related to the soon to be graduates and told a story that was hard to forget. Abboud carried the audience through the start of his career as an aspiring men’s fashion designer. He took his passion for design and pursued a career in the men’s suits industry. With his own line of exclusive suits at Men’s Warehouse and being the head Creative Director as well, it was intriguing to hear how he came to such success. More…