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Carrera And Jimmy Choo Collaborate To Launch Capsule Men’s Eyewear Collection

Carrera And Jimmy Choo Collaborate To Launch Capsule Men’s Eyewear Collection

Carrera, a leading brand of Safilo Group and the iconic luxury fashion brand Jimmy Choo are proud to announce an agreement for the design, production and distribution of an exclusive capsule collection of Carrera by Jimmy Choo sunglasses for men, following the success of the Carrera by Jimmy Choo women’s capsule collection of sunglasses launched last year. This marks Jimmy Choo’s first foray into the Men’s eyewear category expanding their existing offering of Men’s shoe, bag and small leather good offering. The collection will blend the eyewear expertise and passionate attitude of Carrera with the confident, masculine attitude expressed by the Jimmy Choo man in a range of unique and eye catching models featuring signatures of the Jimmy Choo Men’s collection. Carrera’s latest best-seller, the Carrera 6000, with its distinctive shaped temples will be presented in three finishes, combining high performance in a fashion forward aesthetic. “The Jimmy Choo Man has an innate confidence and an effortless pronounced masculine style with a refined feel for detail and a rebellious sense of humour, all qualities that are shared by Carrera,” commented Luisa Delgado, CEO of Safilo...
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Jimmy Choo Presents The Biker Eyewear Capsule Collection

Jimmy Choo Presents The Biker Eyewear Capsule Collection

Jimmy Choo introduces the Biker Eyewear Capsule Collection including a new sunglass frame and two optical frames. The sunglasses and optical frames express a sophisticated rock chic attitude with unique details and luxurious materials. The REA sunglasses feature a soft rectangular wraparound shape, embellished with a snake-effect texture on the front and a striking, signature buckle detail on the temples. Available in hues of shiny black with shaded grey lenses, Havana with shaded brown lenses, nude with shaded brown lenses and grey with shaded mauve lenses. The optical frames have a feminine cat-eye acetate shape enhanced with a snake-effect texture and embellished on the temples with the metal buckle. The refined tones of black, black/tortoise, red and Havana/beige underline the strong personality of these styles. The Biker Eyewear Capsule Collection will be available at Jimmy Choo boutiques, high-end opticians and quality department stores from April 2014. The JIMMY CHOO eyewear collection is produced and distributed by the Safilo Group.
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Jimmy Choo Unveils Spring Summer 2014 Eyewear Campaign Starring Nicole Kidman

Jimmy Choo Unveils Spring Summer 2014 Eyewear Campaign Starring Nicole Kidman

Jimmy Choo unveils its Spring Summer 2014 campaign starring Academy Award® winning actress Nicole Kidman. Nature Unleashed served as the inspiration for the Spring Summer 2014 collection and this theme is reinterpreted in the Spring Summer advertising campaign. With Cubist inspired perspectives Nicole Kidman is pictured in a modern jungle where neon and foliage are juxtaposed to create an energetic and vibrant atmosphere. The campaign is accompanied by an exclusive behind the scenes film which may be viewed at www.jimmychoo.com “I love Nicole Kidman’s openness to embracing a new character and each season she transforms into a new personality that embodies the spirit of the collection. Her poses are striking yet unexpected and her natural beauty is mesmerising. She exudes feminine confidence and there’s a palpable sense of energy to the pictures.” Sandra Choi, Creative Director. “I really enjoyed working with Sølve, he is very creative but he is decisive and methodical in his direction. It was fun to shoot new and surprising perspectives, it felt a little bit daring dangerous, I loved the minimal styling and how the shoes and bags became like a sensual second skin to me.”...
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Step Into The Glamour Of The Fast Lane With Carrera by Jimmy Choo

Step Into The Glamour Of The Fast Lane With Carrera by Jimmy Choo

The bold and celebrated spirit of Carrera meets the glamour and fashion style of Jimmy Choo creating a high octane collection of sunglasses for eye-catching effect. Carrera’s latest best-seller, the Carrera 6000, with its unique shaped temples and timeless silhouette is dressed by Jimmy Choo in five stand-out finishes. Alluring colors and captivating designs are made possible by manufacturing techniques of Optyl, Safilo registered trademark, using a high-performance material which is ultra-lightweight, strong and hypoallergenic. A thin silk sheet inserted inside the frame enhances the premium effect of the new sunglasses, boosted by the finish of the metal logo on the temple. The Carrera by Jimmy Choo collection embraces Jimmy Choo signatures such as black/gold leopard print, black, dark gold and nude glitter. For the ultimate luxury statement, the leopard print model comes in a limited edition with real gold lenses. The five styles represent the perfect union of Carrera’s expertise in eyewear and living life in the fast lane and Jimmy Choo’s feminine, powerful and glamorous design aesthetic resulting in a collection of cool, rock chic eyewear. The collection will be available...
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Carrera & Jimmy Choo Collide With Glamour & Glitter

Carrera & Jimmy Choo Collide With Glamour & Glitter

The bold and celebrated spirit of Carrera meets the glamour and fashion style of Jimmy Choo creating a high octane collection of sunglasses for eye-catching effect. Carrera’s latest best-seller, the Carrera 6000, with its unique shaped temples and timeless silhouette is dressed by Jimmy Choo in five stand-out finishes. Alluring colors and captivating designs are made possible by manufacturing techniques of Optyl, Safilo registered trademark, using a high-performance material which is ultra-lightweight, strong and hypoallergenic. A thin silk sheet inserted inside the frame enhances the premium effect of the new sunglasses, boosted by the finish of the metal logo on the temple. The Carrera by Jimmy Choo collection embraces Jimmy Choo signatures such as black/gold leopard print, black, dark gold and nude glitter. For the ultimate luxury statement, the leopard print model comes in a limited edition with real gold lenses. The five styles represent the perfect union of Carrera’s expertise in eyewear and living life in the fast lane and Jimmy Choo’s feminine, powerful and glamorous design aesthetic resulting in a collection of cool, rock chic eyewear. The collection will be available...
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Jimmy Choo Folding Sunglasses

Jimmy Choo Folding Sunglasses

The Jimmy Choo eyewear collection presents LANA folding sunglasses. The sophisticated style of the Jimmy Choo brand harmoniously blends with utmost versatility, to create these practical yet glamorous sunglasses. Red carpet inspired, these folding butterfly-shaped injection-moulded sunglasses with waved metal temples combine utmost functionality with glamorous elegance Once folded, they may be placed in a mini-pochette or the elegant clutch case, featuring a refined python texture; the perfect accessory for a truly sophisticated look. LANA is available in four different colour ways; black and yellow gold, Havana and yellow gold, zebra horn and rose gold, zebra coral and rose gold. The LANA model is available at leading optical retailers, Jimmy Choo boutiques and department stores. The JIMMY CHOO eyewear collection is produced and distributed by the Safilo Group.
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Jimmy Choo Celebrates Origins

Jimmy Choo Celebrates Origins

With the eyes of the world squarely on London this season, and in celebration of the brand’s British heritage, Jimmy Choo Eyewear offers exclusive Union Jack sunglasses ALEX, poised to make their own British Invasion. The 80s-inspired, easy-to-wear, square-shaped acetate sunglasses feature the Jimmy Choo interpretation of the Union Jack print on the inside of the front and on the outside of the temples, for an irresistible touch of patriotic glamour. ALEX is available with the front in four different colour and lens options; red front with smoke lenses, blue with blue mirrored lenses, white with blue mirrored lenses, black with smoke lenses. Each pair is presented in a soft case featuring the Jimmy Choo interpreted Union Jack pattern. ALEX is available at leading optical retailers, Jimmy Choo boutiques and department stores. The JIMMY CHOO eyewear collection is produced and distributed by the Safilo Group. For more information visit www.safilo.com
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Art For Life Contest

Art For Life Contest

Reflecting class, stature and respect with a focus on fashion. Argyleculture represents understated luxury, sophistication, and the modern American lifestyle. Enter the Argyleculture Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to the Hamptons! Two winners will be selected to attend the exclusive 13th Annual Art of Life East Hampton Benefit at Russell Simmons’ private East Hampton estate. Each winner will receive a weekend in the Hamptons, airfare, transportation to and from the event for them and a guest the weekend of July 27th. Last year’s event hosted over 800 guests and raised over $1.7 million to provide New York City youth with arts access, exposure and education. It’s Easy To Qualify Purchase all 3 Argyleculture optical releases in February, April, and June (totaling 6 frames, 12 SKU’s) OR purchase any 12 Argyleculture frames. You will receive with your order: Argyleculture 6 piece display and counter card FREE. Product cannot be returned and any product sold must be replenished keeping the Argyleculture display stocked at all times. Argyleculture display must be on display in-store and only merchandise Argyleculture product. Orders can be placed thru McGee Group sales reps,...
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Termination Of License With Balenciaga

Termination Of License With Balenciaga

Padua, February, 2012 – Safilo Group announces that the license agreement for the design, production and distribution of Balenciaga sunglasses and prescription eyewear collections will not be renewed beyond the agreed expiration date of December 31, 2012. Safilo in fact continues to implement the rationalization strategy of its portfolio of licensed brands, focusing resources, investments and know-how only on those brands which are relevant in the eyewear sector or have important growth opportunities. Safilo’s sales through the Balenciaga license were approximately Euro 3 million in 2011. The Safilo Group is worldwide leader in the premium eyewear sector for sunglasses, optical frames and sports eyewear. With an international presence through 30 owned subsidiaries in primary markets – in America, Europe and Asia – and exclusive distributors, Safilo produces and distributes its house brands – Safilo, Carrera, Smith Optics, Oxydo, Blue Bay – and the licensed brands Alexander McQueen, A/X Armani Exchange, Balenciaga, Banana Republic, Bottega Veneta, BOSS Black, BOSS Orange, Céline, Dior, Emporio Armani, Fossil, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, HUGO, J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Choo,...
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The Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting Of Safilo Group S.P.A.

The Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting Of Safilo Group S.P.A.

Padua, December, 2011 – The Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of Safilo Group S.p.A. met today and unanimously approved the capital increase, against payment, reserved for subscription by its main shareholder, Multibrands Italy B.V., controlled by HAL Holding N.V.. The total amount of the capital increase will be equal to Euro 44,262,000.00 (inclusive of share premium), and therefore within the limit of 10% of the pre-existing share capital, with exclusion of the option rights according to article 2441, paragraph 4, second part, Italian Civil Code and to article 158 T.U.F.. The reserved capital increase is open for subscription until June 10, 2012 and will be carried out through the issue of 4,918,000 ordinary shares, at a subscription price of Euro 9.00 per share, of which Euro 5.00 is the nominal value and Euro 4.00 is the share premium, whose characteristics and dividend rights are identical to those of the outstanding shares at the time of their issue. As outlined in the previous press release dated November 17, the subscription of the reserved capital increase is subject to the completion of the acquisition of the Polaroid Eyewear business and will occur in the week following...
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Armani Group Will Not Renew The Eyewear License With Safilo

Armani Group Will Not Renew The Eyewear License With Safilo

Padua, November 16, 2011 – Safilo Group has been informed by the Armani Group of their decision not to renew, beyond the natural expiration date of December 31, 2012, the license agreement for the design, production and distribution of the Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani and A/X Armani Exchange eyewear collections. Safilo’s sales through the Armani Group’s licenses were approximately Euro 165 million in 2010 and Euro 125 million in the first nine months of 2011. In light of the non-renewal and based on the current portfolio of brands, the Group’s medium-term financial targets, communicated on September 29, would be lower by approximately Euro 150-200 million at the net sale level in 2015, while the EBITDA margin would reach 13.5% instead of 15%. However, Safilo is confident that it can achieve its medium-term business and economic targets through further developing its current portfolio of brands, new Safilo own brands and future additional licensing agreements. The Safilo Group is worldwide leader in the premium eyewear sector and maintains a leadership position in the prescription, sunglasses, fashion and sports eyewear sectors. Present in the international market through...
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Safilo Group And Céline Announce New Multi-Year Agreement

Safilo Group And Céline Announce New Multi-Year Agreement

Padua, November 14, 2011 – Safilo Group, worldwide leader in the premium eyewear sector, and the luxury brand Céline, today announced the signing of a multi-year licensing agreement for the production and worldwide distribution of Céline eyewear. The collections, designed for a sophisticated modern woman, will be available from January 2012 in Céline boutiques and selected retail outlets worldwide. “We are extremely pleased to announce a licensing agreement with a brand as exclusive as Céline” – declared Roberto Vedovotto, CEO of the Safilo Group – “this new collaboration allows us to add one of the most desirable names in international fashion to our portfolio, while strengthening our ties with the LVMH group.” “We are very happy to announce our partnership with Safilo Group” – stated Marco Gobbetti, CEO of Céline – “we are sure that thanks to Safilo’s experience and knowhow in the eyewear industry our collections will express the modern elegance and highest quality that distinguish all Céline’s products as unique and timeless icons.” About Safilo Group The Safilo Group is worldwide leader in the premium eyewear sector and maintains...
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Luxury Inspiration & Sparkling Details For New Jimmy Choo Sunglasses

Luxury Inspiration & Sparkling Details For New Jimmy Choo Sunglasses

With a nod to ‘70s aviator styling, the newest JIMMY CHOO sunglasses flaunt an enchanting teardrop shape. Glamorous crystals frame the logo detail on the temples, for a bold and sophisticated look. The “LUISA” model is made from Optyl, a trademarked ultra-lightweight plastic material with extraordinary colour effects, and reveals a stylish metal design feature on the double bridge bearing the engraved logo like a discreet style hallmark. Featured in refined matte black and white, the glasses are also available in luxurious colourations of gold and metal silver. Presented in a special crocodile-effect clutch case featuring the iconic hardware closure that adorns other Jimmy Choo accessories, the sunglasses are available in the United States from December 2011 at leading optical retailers, Jimmy Choo boutiques and department stores. The JIMMY CHOO eyewear collection is manufactured and distributed by the Safilo Group.
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Safilo Communicates The Strategic Plan To 2015

Safilo Communicates The Strategic Plan To 2015

Padua, September 29, 2011 – The Board of Directors of SAFILO GROUP S.p.A. examined and approved the Group 2011-2015 Strategic Plan, whose key guidelines will be presented today by the Chief Executive Officer Roberto Vedovotto and the senior management team during the Investor Day in Paris, which will be webcast live on www.safilo.com starting from 2.00pm CET. Roberto Vedovotto, Chief Executive Officer of the Safilo Group, commented: “Over the last two years Safilo successfully overcame challenging moments and implemented important changes. The Group is today stronger and well prepared to face future challenges and to take advantage of new market opportunities. We have deeply reviewed our organizational and managerial structures to ensure a fast and efficient execution of our plans in all key business areas. Our strategic vision is to become the leading pure wholesale player in the global eyewear industry through a balanced portfolio of “Powerbrands” with superior growth characteristics, composed of our outstanding fashion/luxury licensed brands and our house brands. The main drivers of our future growth are our house brands and the developing and emerging countries. In the more...
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Nicola Giorgi New Global Head Of House Brands For Safilo Group

Nicola Giorgi New Global Head Of House Brands For Safilo Group

Padua, September 19, 2011 – Safilo Group, worldwide leader in the premium eyewear industry, has appointed Nicola Giorgi as the new Global Head of the House Brands, reporting directly to Roberto Vedovotto, Chief Executive Officer of Safilo Group. Born in Bologna in 1965, Nicola joins Safilo from Tod’s Group, where he was General Manager of Hogan, heading the extraordinary international expansion of the brand for the recent years. He previously gained a number of important professional experiences in the automotive industry, most recently as General Manger of the brand Mini for the BMW Group. Roberto Vedovotto, Chief Executive Officer of Safilo, stated: “Our management team is once more enriched by an extraordinary professional in one of the most strategic roles for the future development of Safilo Group. I am extremely proud to announce the appointment of Nicola Giorgi as the new Head of the House Brands business. Our proprietary portfolio, which is today composed of Carrera, Safilo, Smith, Oxydo and Blue Bay, represents our most important challenge and the biggest opportunity of future growth. Nicola’s proven track record and managerial capabilities in all different business...
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