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Safilo Announces A Strategic Product Partnership Agreement With Kering Until 2020

Safilo Announces A Strategic Product Partnership Agreement With Kering Until 2020

Safilo, in coordination with Kering, announces their agreement to evolve their longstanding successful Eyewear partnership of 20 years, in the context of Kering’s decision to internalize most of its Eyewear business, leveraging Safilo’s unique craftsmanship capabilities in Eyewear product development, high quality Italian manufacturing and supply. Safilo Group, the fully integrated Italian Eyewear creator and worldwide distributor of quality and trust, has decided with Kering to anticipate the conclusion of its current Gucci license agreement by two years to December 2016, to develop a strategic product partnership agreement for four years until December 2020, and award to Safilo a compensation of 90MM Euros, to be paid in three installments over the next four years starting at closing. Signing of long-form agreements is expected by the end of the year. This new partnership includes product development, manufacturing and supply, and may be renewed by mutual consent at terms to be agreed. “We are satisfied with furthering our partnership in a way that leverages the heart of Safilo’s strengths in Eyewear product excellence”, commented Luisa Delgado, CEO of Safilo Group. “We...
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The Gucci Diamantissima Eyewear Capsule Collection

The Gucci Diamantissima Eyewear Capsule Collection

Gucci is pleased to present new sunglasses and optical frames for Fall Winter 2014/2015: a sophisticated capsule collection embellished with the precious Diamantissima pattern from the heart of Gucci’s heritage. Designed for the contemporary and elegant woman, these new eyewear models feature temples with the Diamantissima crisscross motif in a gold plated tridimensional version, the perfect expression of Gucci’s finest craftsmanship and impeccable quality. Inspired by the Diamante Canvas, an exclusive fabric design tied to Gucci’s storied legacy and created in the mid-1930s, the diamond pattern was first used on luggage. The distinctive crisscross design, which features small interconnected diamonds in dark brown on a tan background, became the Florentine House’s first signature print. This graphic detail, with its elegant and subtle composition, has made its way into a refined collection of jewelry and now onto acetate sunglasses and optical eyewear frames. This exclusive detail stands out on the classic hues of the frames: black with shaded brown lenses, red with shaded grey lenses, Havana with shaded brown lenses and beige with shaded brown lenses. All models are enriched...
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Gucci Introduces New Sunglasses & Optical Frames For Men For Autumn/Winter 2014

Gucci Introduces New Sunglasses & Optical Frames For Men For Autumn/Winter 2014

Gucci is pleased to present its new sunglasses and optical frames dedicated to the contemporary man, featuring a classic yet modern look. Combining retro style, impeccable workmanship and a modern material, these new frames features refined details, such as functional metal rivets with the hinges. A new minimal metal House Web motif displays an interplay of shiny and matt finishes, and a photo-engraved GG plaque adorns the temple-tips. Inspired by traditional craftsmanship that has been handed down over the years, these sunglasses and optical frames are distinguished by a skilfully hand-finished treatment, which gives the material a sophisticated look that perfectly blends past and present. The sunglasses and optical frames are available in bio-based acetate in classic black and Havana colours. Bio-based acetate is an innovative material that features the same comfort and quality as the finest plastics currently employed by the eyewear industry, but derives a large proportion of its components from natural origins. This helps reduce CO2 emissions from the production process of the material, thus supporting Gucci’s commitment to environmental issues. The round-shaped sunglasses come...
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Gucci Women’s Fall/Winter 2014- 2015 Fashion Show Sunglasses

Gucci Women’s Fall/Winter 2014- 2015 Fashion Show Sunglasses

For Fall/Winter 2014-2015, Gucci eyewear celebrates rigorous codes of luxury with a new sunglasses defined by precise, pure lines, designed for a sophisticated woman, with a romantic and contemporary femininity. The linear and essential drop-shaped silhouette is inspired by a Sixties sensual style, enhanced by unique metal side inserts, with a magnetic mirror-effect for a wraparound feeling. An audacious interplay between metal and Optyl, a registered trademark for the ultra-lightweight plastic material allowing for unparalleled chromatic effects, brings movement to the frame, while the ultra-slim metal temples are enhanced by original plastic oval-shaped end-tips with the GG logo visible inside for a subtle distinctive touch and a comfortable feeling. To reflect the key fashion show colors, these sunglasses are available in candy colors, such as nugget with green/brown lenses, pink with light rose lenses, eucalyptus with light green lenses, aquamarine with blue lenses, together with the classic black with grey lenses. These sunglasses will be available at Gucci boutiques and selected high-end opticians worldwide beginning Fall 2014 (style GG 3737/S). For more information visit www.safilo.com
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Gucci Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Eyewear Collection For Men & Women

Gucci Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Eyewear Collection For Men & Women

GUCCI FALL/WINTER 2014-2015 EYEWEAR COLLECTION – WOMEN Gucci presents its Fall/Winter 2014-2015 eyewear collection, introducing new sunglasses and optical frames dedicated to a contemporary and sensual woman. The styles are embellished with new versions of the brand’s distinctive signature motifs, interpreted with innovative finishes that reflect the tradition of excellence and the flawless savoir-faire of Gucci. Mod. GG4263/S and GG3717 These geometric butterfly-shaped sunglasses and optical frames feature an innovative combination of materials on the temples, externally covered in a diamond pattern fabric, a signature texture from the heart of Gucci’s archive. The inside of the temples presents a comfortable soft-to-the-touch rubber material, for a pleasant feeling, embellished by the GG interlocking metal logo. The metal front of the sunglasses is enhanced by a refined interplay of tone-ontone colors, such as dark ruthenium/black, gold/black, light gold/chocolate, red gold/ivory, while the optical Optyl frames comes in the elegant tones of transparent violet, opal grey, black and Havana. Mod. GG3710/S Designed with a blend of geometric lines, these women’s sunglass styles...
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James Franco Wearing Gucci Style GG 1047/N/S

James Franco Wearing Gucci Style GG 1047/N/S

James Franco is wearing Gucci military green Carbon Fiber sunglasses in NYC this past spring Style: GG 1047/N/S Retail Price: $375.00 Availability: Select high end optical retailers nationwide Credits: courtesy of Getty Images
James Franco Star And Director In Techno Color Sunglasses Video

James Franco Star And Director In Techno Color Sunglasses Video

Gucci is pleased to present the Techno Color Sunglasses video directed by actor and writer James Franco, who also stars in the short film. The video, launching worldwide in April 2014, conveys a sophisticated aesthetic, true to Gucci’s luxury codes, capturing the glamorous allure of the new eyewear collection. Shot at the legendary Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the film features a charming game of seduction between James Franco and a beautiful woman, the model Natalia Bonifacci, with their eyes subtly intensified by the vivid shades of Gucci Techno Color sunglasses. The Gucci Techno Color eyewear capsule collection is a blend of sensuality and lightness, with a glam twist. Its linear and pure design is the result of a technology patented in the Eighties by Safilo Group and reinterpreted today in a new, lighter-than-ever version, enhanced by vibrant exotic colors: the utmost expression of the House’s fashion authority and technical expertise. Saturated lights underline the magic atmosphere of the Hollywood Hills, and the sunset hues are mirrored with magnificent reflection on the colourful lenses, elegantly highlighting the magnetic gazes between the protagonists. The Gucci Techno...
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New Gucci Men’s Sporty-Chic Sunglasses & Optical Frames

New Gucci Men’s Sporty-Chic Sunglasses & Optical Frames

For Spring/Summer 2014 Gucci presents a new men’s sunglasses and optical frame collection, an innovative high tech interpretation of an urban attitude with a sporty-chic style dedicated to the contemporary man. These new sunglasses and optical frames are a blend of classic allure, with their easy-to-wear square-shaped silhouette, and contemporary touch, thanks to the use of new materials, such as carbon fiber temples which are ultra-light and highly performing, ensuring the utmost in comfort. The impeccable quality of these styles is completed by the rubber tips on the end of the temples, allowing for a comfortable fit, and by the polarized lenses, which guarantee an excellent quality of vision and perfect colour perception. The Gucci logo on the lenses and on the temples, the web green-red-green stripe and the Diamante pattern on the inside of the temples are the iconic details underlining the distinctive DNA of these frames. The sunglasses are available in brown with bronze lenses, matt black with grey lenses, military green with brown shaded lenses, blue with grey lenses. The optical model is available in black, Havana, matt black and green. These sunglasses and optical frames...
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Gucci’s Perfect Accessory For The Contemporary Traveler

Gucci’s Perfect Accessory For The Contemporary Traveler

For Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Gucci presents Gucci Viaggio sunglasses designed to meet the modern globetrotters’ desire for highly versatile items. These sunglasses, with their unique aesthetic yet functional elements, are the perfect balance between formal sophistication and casual attitude, dedicated to people who want to feel stylish and comfortable when traveling. With its unique folding design, the model perfectly combines a relaxed urban attitude with a dynamic personality. The result is an ultra-lightweight and incredibly comfortable item: the hinge joints on the front and temples conceal an exclusive mechanism that allows the sunglasses to be folded and placed in a special case. This square-shaped model features clean, simple lines, an acetate front and slim metal temples, embellished externally with the “T-bar” logo-plaque and internally with the “VIAGGIO” detail, a distinctive symbol of the collection. Once folded, the sunglasses may be placed in a dedicated special case featuring the Gucci “GG” texture printed all-over: the perfect accessory for a contemporary traveler. As part of a worldwide eco-friendly program designed to progressively reduce the company’s...
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Jessica Chastain Wearing Gucci Liquid Wood Sunglasses

Jessica Chastain Wearing Gucci Liquid Wood Sunglasses

  Jessica Chastain out in Soho on her cell phone, wearing Gucci Liquid Wood sunglasses, with a Victoria Secret shopping bag on JUNE 6, 2012 in New York City, New York CREDITS: Buzz/La Presse
Actor Stanley Tucci At COSMOPOLIS

Actor Stanley Tucci At COSMOPOLIS

  Actor Stanley Tucci assisting filmmaker David Cronenberg with the GG1013S
Workplace Health And Safety Accreditation

Workplace Health And Safety Accreditation

Safilo is proud to announce that it has received two relevant international certifications regarding corporate social responsibility – SA8000:2008 – and occupational health and safety – OHSAS 18001:2007 – from DNV Business Assurance, a world leading independent certification body. These certifications further demonstrate the Group’s commitment to sustainable development and corporate conscience in every aspect of its business and Safilo is therefore among the first Italian companies in the luxury segment to hold such relevant accreditation. These certifications are key, as they recognize, at an international level, the company’s commitment to its employees and stakeholders, in terms of ensuring sustainable business development. The company has already shown its commitment to such issues, having previously obtained UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 organization and business process quality accreditation. “We are extremely satisfied” – said Roberto Vedovotto, Chief Executive Officer of the Safilo Group – “with the goal we have achieved. However, we are well aware that it’s not an endpoint, but a starting point for the company. We were able to achieve this goal by also actively...
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Board Of Directors Of Safilo Group S.P.A. Approves

Board Of Directors Of Safilo Group S.P.A. Approves

The Board of Directors of Safilo Group S.p.A. today approved the consolidated financial statements for 20112. The Board of Directors also reviewed the financial statements at December 31, 20112, which will be submitted for approval to the Shareholders’ Meeting called for April 27, 2012 in first call or for May 04, 2012 in second call. In the fourth quarter of 2011, financial results remained healthy for Safilo, with trends substantially in line with the third quarter of the year. Top line growth was again driven by the strong performance of the Group’s licensed brand and own brand portfolio in the main fast-growing markets in Asia and Latin America as well as by the resilience of the US market. In the quarter, the net result was positive and benefited from the good performance of the operating result. Results in full year 2011 proved to be very solid for Safilo, underlining year-on-year improvements at all economic and financial levels. The Group’s 2011 revenues increased by 6.0% at constant perimeter1 and exchange rates, EBITDA and EBIT improved double-digit, driving the net result to a profit of Euro 27.9 million. The Group finished the year with a strong balance sheet, with...
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Carson Kressley To Emcee Safilo Fashion Show

Carson Kressley To Emcee Safilo Fashion Show

Carson Kressley, renowned stylist, television star and host of the make-over show Carson-Nation on the OWN network will again serve as the celebrity guest emcee of Safilo USA’s Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show at Vision Expo East.   (Safilo Booth # 1151) Kressley, who recently appeared on the 13th season of ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, will emcee the Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th fashion show at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. featuring runway looks from Safilo’s diverse portfolio of fashion brands including Alexander McQueen, Banana Republic, Boss Orange, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Kate Spade New York, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, MaxMara, Tommy Hilfiger and YSL.  The fashion shows continue on Sunday, March 25th with the same show times. “It is our extreme pleasure to have Carson Kressley once again emcee the Safilo USA fashion show.  Carson dazzles the audience with his larger-than-life personality and insightful fashion commentary which we can always count on to add to the overall excitement of the Safilo USA booth,” said Robin Scheer Ettinger, Safilo USA’s Vice President of Marketing. The Safilo Group is worldwide leader in the premium eyewear...
Safilo Announces The Acquisition Of The Polaroid Eyewear Business

Safilo Announces The Acquisition Of The Polaroid Eyewear Business

Padua, November 17, 2011 – Following the Board of Directors’ approval, Safilo Group announces that Safilo has just signed an agreement with StyleMark for the acquisition of the Polaroid Eyewear business, a world leader in optics and lens technology and a global eyewear manufacturer and distributor, with a strong and recognizable market positioning. The Polaroid Eyewear business is part of the StyleMark Group and has offices in the UK, Switzerland, the US, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, China and Russia as well as a comprehensive network of distribution partners around the world. Polaroid invented the first man-made polarizer for commercial use in 1929 and the first pair of Polaroid sunglasses was sold in 1935. Polaroid has been a pioneer and leader in polarizing lens technology ever since. For the year 2011, the Polaroid Eyewear business is expected to record sales of approximately USD 63 million and generate an expected EBITDA of around USD 8.75 million. The acquisition of the Polaroid Eyewear business is consistent with Safilo Group’s strategy of building a strong portfolio of Safilo own brands, in order to complement its well performing licensed brand portfolio. The inclusion...
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