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Carrera Icons Collection

Carrera Icons Collection

Carrera once again shakes up the world of fashion, celebrating the iconic glasses of its latest eyewear collections with glamorous re-editions of the brand’s models that made history: the legendary Champion and Carrera 6000 sunglasses are now presented in an exciting new metal version with a pure design. CHAMPION/MT The unstoppable success of the brand’s iconic aviator model just keeps going: these sunglasses, which have been showcased in countless ways – featuring a variety of materials, colors and detailing – over the past seasons, are now presented with ultra-flat, slim profiles for Spring/Summer 2014. The new Carrera Champion sunglasses are an inspired blend of metal and stainless steel, for an ultra-lightweight feel and utmost comfort. Satin finishes and mirrored lenses complete the dynamic look, lending a lively, timeless flair to the new model, available in shades of brown with gray lenses, black with black lenses, blue with blue lenses, red with orange lenses. CARRERA 6000/MT The Carrera 6000 sunglasses, with their distinctive wavy temples and unmistakable rectangular front that is perfect for any face shape, are reinterpreted in a new, high-tech version featuring an...
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Anne Hathaway Wearing Fendi Style FF 0026/S

Anne Hathaway Wearing Fendi Style FF 0026/S

  Anne Hathaway wears Fendi FF0026/S sunglasses at the Miami Walk of Fame Inauguration at Bayside Marketplace Retail Price: $340.00 Availability: Select high end optical retailers nationwide Credits: courtesy of Fendi
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Hugo Spring/Summer 2014 U.S. Optical Launch Collection Highlights

Hugo Spring/Summer 2014 U.S. Optical Launch Collection Highlights

HUGO Eyewear launches in the U.S. with a Spring/Summer 2014 collection. The eight styles combine cutting-edge design, contemporary inspiration and an avant-garde personality, reflecting the truly unconventional and contemporary essence for which the brand is known. The optical launch collection features innovative technical details and minimalist shapes. Aesthetics is combined with functionality to ensure maximum comfort as well as a clear design language. A sophisticated color palette and refined transparencies highlight the models’ technical details and lend an aura of minimalist elegance. A new design element of two parallel lines creates a link to the brand name and the letter “H.” BOLD PERSONALITY – HUGO 0117 Essential and modern, these unisex acetate and optical frames have a square shape and a bold profile. Unique stylistic details highlight this model’s minimalist design: the skillfully sculpted volumes and rivet hinges on the temples ensure the utmost comfort and convey pure elegance. The temples’ metal core, bearing the “H” design element, shows through the transparent multi-layer acetate, and is available in shades of black/transparent red with black/transparent...
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Safilo Celebrates 80-Year History With  New Marc Newson Capsule Collection

Safilo Celebrates 80-Year History With New Marc Newson Capsule Collection

Safilo Group, the leading international premium eyewear brand, confirms its participation in 2014 Vision Expo East, the largest and most prestigious eyewear trade show in the U.S. optical fair (held March 28-30 at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City). The Group’s booth is #3548. 2014 marks the 80th anniversary of Safilo: a history of longstanding passion, innovation and design that is trusted all over the world as a shining example of excellence, skillful craftsmanship and savoir-faire. Safilo continues to build on its heritage, constantly enriching it with cutting-edge technology and avant-garde design, yet staying true to its origins and tradition and will showcase, once again, a multitude of breakthrough innovations in terms of the latest fashion trends, shapes, colours and details. On the occasion of this important 80th anniversary milestone, Safilo Group is pleased to welcome visitors to its booth to view the Safilo by Marc Newson capsule collection as well as the U.S. launch collections of Bobbi Brown, Fendi, HUGO, Jack Spade, Polaroid Kids and Polaroid Suncovers and the not-to-be-missed Safilo Spring/Summer Designer Fashion Show featuring the hottest runway looks and eyewear...
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Safilo Group & Jack Spade Launch Jack Spade Optical Frames Collection  Available Spring 2014

Safilo Group & Jack Spade Launch Jack Spade Optical Frames Collection Available Spring 2014

Safilo Group, the worldwide leader in the premium eyewear sector, and Jack Spade, the American men’s accessories and apparel brand, are proud to introduce the launch collection of Jack Spade men’s optical frames. The collection serves as the brand’s second entry into the eyewear category, following the recent sunglasses launch, and will be available Spring 2014 in North America. Jack Spade is inspired by the enduring appeal of products that were designed with a purpose in mind, where every detail is considered and nothing is superfluous. It is a brand that celebrates the insights and the design innovations of everyday objects by incorporating them into the details of its products. These elements are about functional style and finding the extraordinary in everyday life. The Jack Spade ophthalmic launch collection follows suit, creating an aesthetic in line with the brand’s clothing, small goods and accessories. The eyewear constitutes a smartly designed collection that offers inherent style and utilitarian simplicity without being too self-serious, a notion always at the core of the Jack Spade brand. Comprised of 13 male styles available in metal, titanium, surgical steel or...
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The Board Of Directors Of Safilo Group S.P.A. Approves The Financial Results For 2013

The Board Of Directors Of Safilo Group S.P.A. Approves The Financial Results For 2013

Board of Directors of Safilo Group S.p.A. has today approved the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 20131 and examined the separate financial statements for the year ended 31 December 20131, which will be submitted for approval by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting to be held in single call on 15 April 2014. The Group ended 2013 with turnover at constant exchange rates very close to the figure for 2012, and grew adjusted EBITDA3margin by 110 bps. Sales reflected the negative impact of exchange rate movements and the phase-out of certain brands, which actually led to the improvement of margins reflecting an enhanced sales mix now focused on the continuing brand portfolio, and operational improvements in the ordinary activities. Also the fourth quarter again saw double-digit organic sales growth2, with strong performances across many of the eyewear business’s main markets, channels and brands. In 2013 Safilo saw a significant reduction in net debt and a substantial improvement in financial leverage, with the ratio of net debt to adjusted EBITDA3 falling to a record low for Safilo of 1.5 times. The results confirm the emerging financial...
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New Style Blacktie193s From Dior Homme

New Style Blacktie193s From Dior Homme

Directly from the catwalk, the Blacktie193s sunglasses from the Dior Homme summer 2014 show play with the sophistication of the material mixes. The frame is entirely hand-covered with leather, while the black rubber detail on the bridge brings a modern touch. The colour range matches the ready-to-wear, to galvanize a total look. Their pure design and minimal rounded shape make them the essential piece of the Dior Homme summer wardrobe.   For more information visit www.safilo.com
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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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Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2014

Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2014

Marc Jacobs presents its Spring/Summer 2014 eyewear collection with new sunglasses and optical frames that convey classic glamour and an elegant flair perfectly reflecting the brand’s original and refined style. The classic geometric shapes, with bold volumes and unexpected color combinations, are enhanced by an alluring blend of materials highlighting the new glasses’ 50s-inspired design and sophisticated allure.   MJ 529/S, MJ 532/S Presented for the 2014 Resort 2014 collection, this acetate sunglass frame, available in both men’s and unisex styles, exhibits a retro influence with a contemporary feel. The bold shapes are softened by transparencies that create an ombre effect on the frames. The trendy shade combinations alternate brown/beige front with shaded brown temples, transparent blue front with light blue temples, green front with shaded mud temples, dark green front with shaded mud temples, light blue front with shaded light blue temples, shaded grey front with grey/white temples, total havana, total blue, total black, transparent orange or grey/beige. Mod. MJ 536 & MJ 542 This spring, Marc Jacobs will feature exclusive, sophisticated optical frames for both...
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Henri Blomqvist Appointed New Global Commercial Director Of Safilo

Henri Blomqvist Appointed New Global Commercial Director Of Safilo

Safilo Group, worldwide leader in the premium eyewear sector, has appointed Henri Blomqvist to the newly established role of Global Commercial Director. Henri Blomqvist reports to Luisa Delgado, Chief Executive Officer of Safilo Group, and oversees all commercial wholesale operations worldwide. A native of Finland, Henri Blomqvist spent the last ten years at Procter & Gamble, where he acquired a variety of experiences in the areas of sales and commercial management, on several worldwide brands, most recently as international commercial leader of Braun. He held several local, regional and international roles covering a variety of countries, including Nordic, parts of Western Europe, Russia, Turkey, the Middle East, Korea and Australia. “We are very pleased to count on Henri in the Safilo Group Management Team. Henri brings strategic commercial leadership experience. He is thereby well positioned to strengthen Safilo’s commercial capabilities, as we refine our stated sales strategy and in turn differentiate our manufacturing and logistics choices accordingly. This new global leadership role will be crucial in transforming Safilo into a global company that leverages worldwide synergies...
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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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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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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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11th Annual HBO Luxury Lounge Featuring Motorola And Pandora Jewelry

11th Annual HBO Luxury Lounge Featuring Motorola And Pandora Jewelry

HBO hosted its 11th annual LUXURY LOUNGE® featuring Motorola and PANDORA Jewelry this weekend at The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. A slew of celebrities and nominees attended the lounge to be pampered and gifted with luxury gifts and services to prepare for this year’s festivities. HBO stars that indulged included: Anna Chlumsky (Veep – Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series), Chris Godsick, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Sufe Bradshaw, Tim Simmons, Tony Hale, Kevin Dunn (Veep- Nominated Outstanding Comedy Series); Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom – Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor In Drama Series), Constance Zimmer, Adina Porter, Alan Poul (The Newsroom); George R.R. Martin and Christopher Newman (Game of Thrones – Nominated Outstanding Drama Series); Rutina Wesley, Janina Gavankar, Chris Bauer, Kristen Bauer (True Blood); Ilene S. Landress (Nominated Outstanding Comedy Series); Jeff Garlin and JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm); Khandi Alexander and Ntare Mwine (Treme); Sarah Burns and Amy Hill (Enlightened); John Oliver (The Daily Show-Nominated Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Show); Toby Jones (The Girl – Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini...
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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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