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Safilo expands Blenders Eyewear to UK and Ireland

Safilo expands Blenders Eyewear to UK and Ireland

​Eyewear giant Safilo is investing heavily in the US-based Blenders business that it acquired a year ago and has launched in the UK and Ireland via e-commerce.
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Cricket star Jofra Archer links with Oakley

Cricket star Jofra Archer links with Oakley

Sports performance eyewear brand Oakley has announced a new partnership with England cricketer Jofra Archer. The star fast bowler will play the lead in Oakley’s latest ‘Be Who You Are’ video.
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France fines Luxottica 125 mn euros for pricing abuses

France fines Luxottica 125 mn euros for pricing abuses

French competition regulators said Thursday they had fined Italian eyeglass giant Luxottica 125 million euros ($147 million) for forcing its prices and other sales terms on opticians.
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Safilo wins five-year licence for Carolina Herrera eyewear

Safilo wins five-year licence for Carolina Herrera eyewear

​Safilo has both lost licences and picked up a number of new contracts in recent periods and the latest win is with upscale American fashion brand Carolina Herrera.
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Warby Parker to embark on ambitious physical expansion

Warby Parker to embark on ambitious physical expansion

As the digital-first eyewear retailer prepares for an IPO, it is reportedly planning on opening hundreds of new locations in order to drive its next phase of growth.  
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David Beckham in talks to buy out Global Brands Group JV

David Beckham in talks to buy out Global Brands Group JV

​David Beckham’s management company is in negotiations to take full control of his product licensing joint venture from Hong Kong-listed Global Brands Group (GBG), a news report claimed on Wednesday.
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Gucci maintains top spot on Lyst Index; relaxing restrictions drive growth in travel and leisurewear

Gucci maintains top spot on Lyst Index; relaxing restrictions drive growth in travel and leisurewear

Gucci has been named as the hottest brand in fashion for the fourth consecutive quarter by Lyst, with the return of dressier options and styles for travel and leisure also being identified as key quarterly trends.
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Eyewear group Marcolin opens Shanghai subsidiary

Eyewear group Marcolin opens Shanghai subsidiary

The Italian eyewear specialist, active on the Chinese market for the last seven years via a joint venture with local operator Ginko Group, has announced the opening of a subsidiary in Shanghai, its 14th worldwide.
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Paris Couture Day Two: Alexandre Vauthier, Ronald van der Kemp and Viktor & Rolf

Paris Couture Day Two: Alexandre Vauthier, Ronald van der Kemp and Viktor & Rolf

Paris couture is not just about dressing billionaires' wives. It’s also about experimentation, and fashionable irony, as seen in three collections Tuesday: Alexandre Vauthier, Viktor & Rolf and Ronald van der Kemp.
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Garrett Leight names Barney Waters president

Garrett Leight names Barney Waters president

Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO) announced last week the appointment of Barney Waters as president, on the heels of a $20-million investment from The Untitled Group. 
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AMI spring/summer 2022: Uniquely commercial escapism

AMI spring/summer 2022: Uniquely commercial escapism

A moment of restrained escapism at AMI, with founder designer Alexandre Mattiussi creating a collection for a world finally emerging from Covid tentatively. Nothing tentative, however, about the brand's explosive growth.
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Fendi and Thélios sign deal as eyewear license market heats up

Fendi and Thélios sign deal as eyewear license market heats up

​LVMH’s Fendi has inked an exclusive deal with the group’s eyewear specialist Thélios for the design, development, production, and distribution of its eyewear category.
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Max Mara cruise: 'Local Color', refined sophistication

Max Mara cruise: 'Local Color', refined sophistication

There is a great debate in fashion. Will women want elegance and sophistication when the pandemic eventually ends or will their biggest needs just be ease and comfort? Ian Griffiths of Max Mara, believes in the former.
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Marcolin and Diesel end eyewear deal

Marcolin and Diesel end eyewear deal

​Eyewear giant Marcolin and fashion brand Diesel issued a short statement on Monday bringing the curtain down on their decade-long eyewear deal.
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Loewe: Funky rave party hedonism

Loewe: Funky rave party hedonism

Clubbing culture without any boundaries at Loewe, where the key inspiration this season were the funky naïve paintings of sexual liberation by German artist, Florian Krewer.
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Hermès: Après nous le déluge

Hermès: Après nous le déluge

Hermès unveiled the latest post-pandemic Spring/Summer 2022 collection of Paris Men's Fashion Week at Saturday lunchtime, an optimistic, sunny choice of clothes staged in steady downpour.
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