With digital screens now ubiquitous, the eyewear producer has launched the ‘Blue & Beyond’ project, equipping some of its labels’ models with anti-blue light, photochromic UV protection lenses, a luxury industry first.
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.
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.
The question on everyone one’s mind entering the latest Stella McCartney show inside Paris’s legendary Opera was: Will the lady buy back the half of the company owned by her partners, French luxury group Kering?
Italian eyewear group Safilo can make up for the potential loss of design-to-distribution deals with French luxury group LVMH with new licences and by expanding its own brands, its chief executive said on Friday.