Kering’s eyewear business has announced a partnership with Chloé. Kering Eyewear will design, produce, and distribute eyewear for Chloé (Richemont), taking over from its previous partner Marchon Group.
Faced with the increased containment measures implemented against the coronavirus, Gucci has announced the closure of its factories for eight days. LVMH is keeping its sites open, albeit with specific restrictions.
The news published by Bloomberg about a possible takeover of the down jacket label by the French luxury group fuelled plenty of speculations. FashionNetwork.com analyses the operation’s potential impact.
The company set up from scratch in 2014 by luxury group Kering, the industry’s first to internalise its eyewear business, is about to top the €500 million revenue mark, and says it isn’t interested in Safilo.
Six months after taking control of the Italian fashion house, the QuattroR fund has put a new management team in place with ex-PVH Maela Mandelli appointed as CEO and Giuseppe Pinto as director of operations.
Last year, Kering was in divestment mode (Puma, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane), but the luxury group said it is ready to go ahead with new acquisitions in 2019, without however identifying its targets.