News & Reviews

Kering Group Sued Over "Made in Italy" Eyewear Claims

11:39 AM PDT 6/19/2017 by Sam Reed According to a new lawsuit, eyewear for Gucci, YSL and Brioni is actually made (mostly) in China. Along with designer emblems and fat price tags, a "Made in Italy" stamp on luxury eyewear from Gucci or YSL is often part of the appeal. However, according to a new lawsuit, that claim isn't entirely true. Selima Optique, an eyewear retailer that sells both its own custom styles as well as designer specs at its outposts in Santa Monica (at the Brentwood...

Glasses go 'bio'. Partnership between Bio-on and Kering Eyewear.

The two companies will work together on new eco-sustainable materials to match and exceed the characteristics of the plastics used to date in eyewearThe aim is to create a series of innovative materials to broaden creativityKering Eyewear, part of Kering Group, created to manage the eyewear category for the Group's brands, is the world's first company in the sector to use Bio-on biopolymersBOLOGNA - PADOVA (Italy) September 5, 2017- Bio-on, listed in the AIM segment of the Borsa Italiana,...

WWD Law Review: Parental Leave, the Eclipse and Color Protection

A new lawsuit filed against The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. accuses the cosmetics giant of discriminating against new fathers. The “Great American Solar Eclipse” not only led to a cottage market of counterfeit protective eyewear, but if a newly filed suit is any indication, an influx of litigation is in the cards. And now, five years after the court’s hotly anticipated decision in Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent, the U.S. trademark body has heard a new case on color.Dads v. Moms v. Estée...