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Safilo Group & Kate Spade Join Forces For Launch Of Jack Spade

Safilo Group & Kate Spade Join Forces For Launch Of Jack Spade

Safilo Group, worldwide leader in the premium eyewear sector and Kate Spade LLC, owned by Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc., jointly announce the signing of a five-year North American eyewear licensing agreement for the design, production and distribution of Jack Spade, and the three-year extension of the current Kate Spade New York international licensing agreement. Both agreements are in effect through December 31, 2018. “We are extremely pleased to expand this very successful longstanding partnership that has excellent growth expectations. Jack Spade creates new opportunities to enhance the male segment of our portfolio that has tremendous potential, with a stylish yet timeless, functional brand that has a sense of fun. The prolongation of our Kate Spade licensing agreement by three years is particularly pleasing for us, confirming the incredible success we are having together,” said Luisa Delgado, CEO of Safilo Group. “Both Jack Spade and Safilo share a deep passion for design, quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Jack Spade’s entrance into the eyewear category with such a regarded industry partner is a natural progression of our existing kate spade new york eyewear...
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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...
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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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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Safilo And Kate Spade New York Announce Renewal Of License

Safilo And Kate Spade New York Announce Renewal Of License

Padua, September 21, 2011 – Safilo Group, a worldwide leader in the premium eyewear sector, and kate spade new york, an iconic American brand in the fashion world, announce the renewal of their license agreement until December 31 2015 for the design, production and international distribution of kate spade new york’s women optical frames, sunglasses and related eyewear products for the kate spade new york brand. The multi-year agreement and additional three-year renewal option extends a partnership originally forged in 2005. Roberto Vedovotto, CEO of Safilo Group, said: “We are thrilled to continue our relationship with kate spade new york, one of the most innovative American brands, a leader in the fashion industry. In these seven years of collaboration we have achieved unexpected results with this project and we are certain that the future will give us new satisfaction.” Craig A. Leavitt, CEO of kate spade new york, said: “We are proud to continue our successful run in the eyewear category with Safilo. The partnership has been strong in carrying on the heritage and aesthetic of the kate spade new york brand. We are excited to see strong new collections that this partnership...
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Kate Spade Annouces Actress Bryce Dallas Howard As The New Face Of 2011 Advertising Campaingns

Kate Spade Annouces Actress Bryce Dallas Howard As The New Face Of 2011 Advertising Campaingns

January 2010 [New York] kate spade new york is pleased to announce actress Bryce Dallas Howard as the new face of its Spring/Summer 2011 and Autumn /Winter 2011 advertising campaigns. The SS/2011 campaign, photographed by acclaimed fashion photographer Norman Jean Roy, is the first fashion campaign for Bryce as well as the first time that kate spade new york has featured a celebrity in its ads. Bryce, someone who has long been a fan and supporter of the brand, was the natural choice for the upcoming collection as she so perfectly represents the quintessential kate spade new york girl. “Bryce is playful, gorgeous and multi-talented. She embraces and embodies the spirit of our brand. The moment she puts our clothes on they come to life in a new, spirited way.” – Deborah Lloyd, President and Chief Creative Officer, kate spade new york Centered around the “Year of Color,” the shoot took place in a loft studio building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The creative will be featured in national long lead fashion and lifestyle magazines as well as throughout the online editorial community. Bryce Dallas Howard is an actress best known for her roles in the films The Village, Manderlay,...
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