Oakley and Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica's second-quarter revenue almost halved due to store closures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, it said on Friday, sending operating profit tumbling by more than 90%.
EssilorLuxottica has filed a legal action to obtain information from its acquisition target GrandVision about its management of the coronavirus crisis, the French-Italian maker of Ray-Ban said on Saturday.
Intesa Sanpaolo has provided Moncler with a financing credit line for a maximum of 400 million euros linked to its sustainability objectives. The quilted jacket brand has also renewed its eyewear license with Marcolin.
Schiaparelli kicked off first the ever fully digital Paris haute couture season on Monday with a film which concentrated on its couturier, Daniel Roseberry, since he was marooned in New York throughout the lockdown.
LVMH-owned Rimowa is launching a sunglasses line produced and distributed by Thélios, the joint venture between the luxury giant and eyewear manufacturer Marcolin, which is soon set to unveil Dior’s new eyewear line.
Philipp Plein has announced plans to donate 220,000 euros to the Gianna Floyd Foundation, in an attempt to end a copyright infringement suit with Ferrari, stemming from a copyright case from August 2019.
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.
EU regulators are set to warn EssilorLuxottica that its 7.2 billion euro bid for opticians group GrandVision may harm competition, people familiar with the matter said, pressuring the group to offer concessions.
Kering, one of the largest luxury groups on the planet, has made financial commitment to fight racism, with contributions to the NAACP and to Campaign Zero – following eight days of protests in multiple American cities.