MILAN — Balenciaga is entering the Kering Eyewear portfolio. The first collection of Balenciaga sunglasses and prescription frames to be produced and distributed by Kering Eyewear will bow for spring 2019 and will be available from January 2019. The French brand’s eyewear was previously produced under license by Marcolin.
Thanking Marcolin for its contribution over the past years, Cédric Charbit, chief executive officer of Balenciaga, said the company “will rely on [Kering Eyewear’s] exclusive expertise to fully exploit and reach Balenciaga’s potential in the category.”
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the best party photos of the year. First up, newlyweds Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra in black tie at Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show in September.
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“Sand, summer, sea,” is how designer Sarah Staudinger describes of the beginnings of her latest collection for Staud, writes @elmercer.
Summer was encapsulated through an array of adorable picnic inspired garb in poppy hues like tablecloth gingham compact knit playsuits and matching sets and plenty of crudite-emblazoned offerings. The best foodie-looks included a salad printed waffle minidress with matching cardigan or a matching neon green knit set with fringe made of mini glass lemons (and matching croakies). #wwdfashion
With a litany of sold-out collabs, a history-making debut show for Louis Vuitton men’s and armfuls of awards, Virgil Abloh is WWD’s Newsmaker of the Year. 📸: @lexieblacklock .