Few luxury sectors are in a greater stage of flux than eyewear, where luxury giants like Kering and LVMH have both radically redrawn the business model. Meet Rosario Toscano – who just launched Balmain eyewear.
Farfetch saw its revenue almost doubling in the first quarter as lockdowns meant online was the only option for luxury fashion shoppers. The firm remains loss-making but says it's still on target for profits next year.
A group of fashion CEOs, retailers and designers, including luminaries like Dries Van Noten, Tory Burch and Craig Green, have called for a major rethink in fashion deliveries and greater sustainability in an open letter.
Eyewear brand Lenskart expects 20% sales growth in the 2021 financial year, a reduced prediction from the the brand’s initial figure of between 40% and 50% growth. The brand has also reopened around 100 stores.
Oakley and Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica reported a slump in first-quarter sales on Tuesday and warned of an even bigger hit in the current quarter as the coronavirus outbreak prompted store closures.
EssilorLuxottica is suspending its dividend due to the coronavirus pandemic, it said Monday, adding its annual shareholder meeting has been delayed and its Essilor chief executive officer, Laurent Vacherot, has retired.
EssilorLuxottica scrapped its financial guidance on Friday and warned of a hit to second-quarter profit due to the coronavirus crisis, adding it was putting investments on hold as it halts production at selected sites.
Luxury group Kering had a good year in 2019 and the final quarter was also strong. Its star brand Gucci outperformed, Saint Laurent continued to power ahead and Bottega Veneta’s recovery looked to be well established.