Vitrolabs, the San Francisco-based sustainable leather producer, announced that it has raised 46 million dollars in funding. Bestseller and the Kering group as well as actor Leonardo Di Caprio are among the investors.
LVMH, which took full control of the eyewear company in December, has appointed Alessandro Zanardo as its new CEO. Zanardo has worked for eyewear giant Luxottica and has had extensive international experience.
The French group has acquired the 49% stake held by Italian glasses maker Marcolin in Thélios, the joint venture founded by the two companies in 2017, thereby taking complete control of its eyewear operations.
Dior’s Kim Jones has designed the official off-field uniforms for Paris Saint-Germain, the best financed football team in the game, led by most famous attackers from Argentina and Brazil, Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr.
John Lobb has unveiled a new store concept in Paris that feels as much an art gallery or gentleman’s club as a traditional shoe shop; part of a global expansion that includes openings in California and the Middle East.