Category : Fashion

Fashion / News - 3 months ago

Luxottica Acquires Lens Manufacturer Barberini

MILAN — Luxottica Group is in the process of merging with French lens maker Essilor SA, but this is not stopping it from further building its structure. The giant Italian eyewear producer is acquiring leading optical glass sun lens manufacturer Barbe...

Fashion / News - 3 months ago

Arkk Copenhagen Gets Series A Financing

Arkk Copenhagen, a Denmark-based sneaker brand, has received a multimillion dollar Series A investment from Copenhagen-based Friheden Invest — backers of By Malene Birger and Tiger of Sweden — and North-East Venture — an firm established by the found...

Fashion / News - 3 months ago

Damiani to Open a New Manufacturing Plant

MILAN — Italian jewelry house Damiani is acquiring the former exhibition center Palafiere in Valenza, located in Italy’s northern Piedmont region, with the goal to turn it into a new production pole. Financial terms of the deal include an investment...

Fashion / News - 3 months ago

Gentle Monster CEO Highlights Unpredictability

In the luxury marketplace, can the solid branding strategy of a newcomer compete with heritage brands? The success of Gentle Monster would suggest so. Launched in 2011, the fashion eyewear brand is already well-known for its innovative, artistic reta...

Fashion / News - 3 months ago

Accessories Box Men’s Spring 2019

MILAN — Sneakers continued to be all over Milan, but brands were also experimenting with ankle boots and buckle shoes. Weekend bags, backpacks and totes came in the softest hides or had a technological spin with the use of nylon. Research and innovat...

Fashion / News - 3 months ago

Eyebobs Ramps Up Retail Strategy

Eyebobs’ new chief executive officer Michael Hollenstein is on a mission to grow the company’s sales by double-digit numbers this year. Earlier this month, Hollenstein oversaw the company’s latest brick-and-mortar opening at the Mall of America. The...

Fashion / News - 3 months ago

Culture Club: Brands New and Old Bank on Man-Made Gems

LONDON — Sustainability is an issue within the fine jewelry industry once again, with consumers and brands alike questioning the provenance of diamonds — and considering alternatives. Twelve years ago the film “Blood Diamond,” which starr...