MILAN — Luxottica Group SpA logged a record year, its best ever, closing 2012 with sales of 7.08 billion euros, or $9.06 billion, up 13.9 percent compared with 6.22 billion euros, or $8.65 billion, in 2011.
“The rate of growth witnessed throughout the year, with excellent performances, rewarded the group’s commitment to customers and consumers,” said Andrea Guerra, Luxottica’s chief executive officer. “The initial results for 2013, and for North America in particular, continue to present strong growth prospects. Now we are already totally committed to ensuring that our 2013 plans are implemented properly in all countries and across all our business lines.”
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"