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Dior presents DiorUmbrage

Dior presents DiorUmbrage

THE DIOR WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW PLAYS WITH THE MIX AND COMPILATION OF MATERIALS AND PATTERNS TO ETCH OUT THE CONTOURS OF A FEMININITY IN MOVEMENT, ECCENTRIC AND PLAYFUL. REVEALED ON THE SHOW, THE NEW DIORUMBRAGE SUNGLASSES TRANSCRIBE THE STYLES OF THE COLLECTION THANKS TO ITS NOVEL ROUND SHAPE MADE OF A JUXTAPOSITION OF HAVANA ACETATES. THE MIRRORED LENSES DEVELOPED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE HOUSE REFLECT A BOLD AND GRAPHIC FOLIAGE PATTERN. THE THIN METAL TEMPLES ARE ADORNED WITH SOPHISTICATED DETAILS. THE COLOR PALETTE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING MAGNETIC NUANCES: – FRAME IN DARK AND LIGHT HAVANA ACETATE, ROSE GOLD METAL TEMPLES, PINK FOLIAGE MIRRORED LENSES – FRAME IN TURQUOISE AND PINK HAVANA ACETATE, GOLD METAL TEMPLES, VIOLET FOLIAGE MIRRORED LENSES – FRAME IN BLUE AND TURQUOISE HAVANA ACETATE, SILVER METAL TEMPLES, GREEN FOLIAGE MIRRORED LENSES – FRAME IN BLUE AND LIGHT HAVANA ACETATE, ROSE GOLD METAL TEMPLES, BLUE LENSES – FRAME IN BLACK AND LIGHT HAVANA ACETATE, GUN METAL TEMPLES, GREY LENSES
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Vision Expo East 2015: Safilo Group Presents Its New Eyewear Collections

Vision Expo East 2015: Safilo Group Presents Its New Eyewear Collections

Safilo Group, the leading international premium eyewear brand, confirms its participation in the 2015 Vision Expo East, the world’s largest and most prestigious optical trade show in the U.S. (held March 20- 22 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City). The Group’s booth is #3548. This year, Safilo shakes up the world of eyewear with the new KIDS BY SAFILO collection: a revolutionary project dedicated to children ages 0 to 8 years and based, for the first time ever, on a medical-scientific approach to better meet children’s eyewear needs. Manufactured using advanced technologies and avant-garde materials, the KIDS BY SAFILO glasses were developed in collaboration with SIOP (Italian Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology) and in compliance with the guidelines of WSPOS (World Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus). This new eyewear line is specifically designed to meet children’s needs in terms of safety, stability, lightness, strength and aesthetics. Carrera, the legendary brand owned by the Safilo Group and a symbol of design, innovation and quality, will be given a place of honor this year at Vision Expo East. Carrera’s new brand platform and “Out There” campaign...
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Laying The Foundation For Safilo’s Long-Term Sustainable Growth

Laying The Foundation For Safilo’s Long-Term Sustainable Growth

The Board of Directors of Safilo Group S.p.A. – the fully integrated Italian eyewear creator and worldwide distributor of quality and trust, listed on the Milan Stock Exchange – has today approved the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 20141 and examined the separate financial statements for the year ended 31 December 20141, which will be submitted for approval by the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting to be held in a single call on 27 April 2014. Safilo net sales in 2014 grew by 5.1% (+5.9% at constant exchange rates), continuing a sustained path of improvement compared to the previous year. The key enabler for sales and market share growth has been the step-change in Safilo’s global commercial strategy and operations, with clear focus on quality of sales and sustainable distribution. Consistent with previous quarters, Q4 showed a continuation of improved top line momentum, up 11.2% with foreign exchanges leveraging a tailwind (+7.2% at constant exchange rates) with broad based growth across all key geographies, including healthy sales and market share growth in Western Europe. 2014 operating performance, with an adjusted2 EBITDA...
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Diortechnoloic, A Futuristic Reflect

Diortechnoloic, A Futuristic Reflect

For Dior summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion show, Raf Simons brings haute couture traditions to ready-to-wear while taking it to a new dimension: “more modern, mode dynamic, more real”. Historical dresses and 18th century attires met fully embroidered pilot uniforms. In the same energy, the  diortechnologic sunglasses revealed during the show explore classic shapes and bring them forward, in a futuristic universe. The ultra-modern open-worked metal front is featuring surprisingly flat lenses for an avant-garde style. The tonal shiny metal and mirrored lenses contrast with black soft-touch acetate temples. A strong stylistic statement for a cutting-edge summer. Silver tone-on-tone: silver metal frame, silver mirrored flat lenses Gold tone-on-tone: gold metal frame, gold mirrored flat lenses Black tone-on-tone: black metal frame, dark grey flat lenses Graphic silver: silver metal frame, graphic blue shaded flat lenses Graphic gold: gold metal frame, graphic brown shaded flat lenses For more information visit www.safilo.com
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Rihanna Wearing DiorExquise Sunglasses

Rihanna Wearing DiorExquise Sunglasses

Rihanna wearing DiorExquise sunglasses. The DiorExquise sunglasses ally graphic elegance and exceptional know-how. Their extreme thinness and lightness adds to the refinement of their feminine rectangular shape. Stemming from cutting-edge techniques, their frame is composed of two thin plates of acetate placed around a metal structure, handcrafted with unique manufacturing skills. Rihanna’s Style: Dior Exquise Retail Price: $740.00 Availability: Select high end optical retailers nationwide Credits: Xposure/Olycom   For more information visit www.safilo.com
Robert Pattinson Wearing Dior Homme 0196/S Sunglasses

Robert Pattinson Wearing Dior Homme 0196/S Sunglasses

Robert Pattinson wearing Dior Homme Dior 0196/S sunglasses. Dior 0196/S are round sunglasses with a cutting-edge design. Their thin acetate front is fixed to a metal structure with metal clips that also hold the lenses for a strong look. The crystal endtip of the slim matte lacquered metal temples offers a novel interpretation of the emblematic Dior Homme cut. Robert Pattinson’s Style: Dior 0196/S Retail Price: $490.00 Availability: Select high end optical retailers nationwide, starting in November Credits: Xposure/Olycom   For more information visit www.safilo.com
Dior Introduces DiorMetallic for Winter 2014

Dior Introduces DiorMetallic for Winter 2014

FOR WINTER 2014, THE « FEMME-FLEUR » CELEBRATED EACH SEASON BY RAF SIMONS, IS TRANSPORTED IN A NEW ENVIRONMENT. « CITY LIGHTS » AND THEIR GRAPHIC SILHOUETTES ARE MIRRORED IN THE TOP OF THE LENSES’ MAGNETIC COLOURS. THE FINE FACETED METAL LINE APPLIED ON THE LENS UNDERLINES THIS GRAPHIC ELEGANCE AND ARE PROLONGED TO CREATE FINE OPENWORKED TEMPLES. THE PACE AND ENERGY OF THE CITY ARE TRANSCRIBED IN THESE NEW SUNGLASSES WITH THEIR AERIAL FRAME AND ARCHITECTURAL LINES.   THE COLOUR PALETTE COMPRISES THE FOLLOWING NUANCES: – CRACKLED GUN METAL FRAME, COSMIC SILVER MIRRORED AND GREY LENSES – GUN METAL FRAME, DUSK BLUE MIRRORED AND BLUE LENSES – GOLDEN METAL FRAME, POWER PINK MIRRORED AND GREY LENSES – GOLDEN METAL FRAME, PURE ORANGE MIRRORED AND BLUE LENSES Style: Dior Metallic Availability: Starting August 2014 in select high end optical retailers nationwide For additional information contact: Safilo Group (800) 631-1188, www.safilo.com
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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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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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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 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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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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