Valentino is entering what it says is “a new chapter” for its eyewear offer with the July launch of its first products under the exclusive deal it signed with Switzerland-based Akoni Group late last year.
Businessman Leonardo del Vecchio, who has died aged 87, created the glasses company that owns brands including Ray-Ban and used his billions to become one of the most influential figures in Italian finance.
Menswear’s two most defiantly artistic designers – Craig Green and Jonathan Anderson – began Saturday with two strikingly unique visions in Paris, before Hermès presented a salutary lesson in nonchalant chic.
After leaving his position as CEO of French event sales site Showroomprivé in December, Thierry Petit has sold his 17.61% stake in the company. Eric Sitruk, soon to own a 7.5% stake, is set to become a board member.
Scotch & Soda is continuing its European expansion plans and has just opened its first directly operated store in Italy. It’s located on Milan’s Via Alessandro Manzoni, one of the main fashion destinations in the city.
London-based jewellery brand Astrid & Miyu has marked its 10th anniversary with the debut of its first permanent international store in New York. The opening follows a number of pop-ups in the city in previous years.
Ebay Inc. announced on Wednesday it has acquired non-fungible token marketplace KnownOrigin for an undisclosed amount, as the U.S. e-commerce marketplace looks to strengthen its product offering for digital collectors.