Italia Independent

The new Italia Independent sore in Milan's Brera district.

Business Features

Italia Independent’s Lapo Elkann, CEO See Relaunch Opportunities

The company has just opened a new flagship in Milan’s Brera district.

clock October 7, 2020Martino Carrera

Hublot sunglasses designed and manufactured by Italia Independent

Fashion Scoops

Hublot, Italia Independent Renew Eyewear Licensing Agreement

The two companies renewed their licensing agreement through 2024.

clock September 15, 2020Alessandra Turra

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Italia Independent Inks Licensing Agreement With Cristiano Ronaldo’s Brand

The first CR7 eyewear collection will be officially unveiled during the upcoming edition of the Milan-based Mido trade show.

clock January 29, 2020Sandra Salibian

Human Resources

Marco Cordeddu Named CEO of Italia Independent Group

Cordeddu succeeds Mario Pietribiasi, who exited the company on Oct. 9.

clock October 18, 2019Sandra Salibian

A mask from Billionaire Boys Club manufactured by Italia Independent.


Italia Independent Names New CEO

Succeeding Giovanni Carlino, Mario Pietribiasi will guide the relaunch of the eyewear company.

clock April 8, 2019Alessandra Turra

The scene at Mido 2019.


Digital Services, Tools Key at Mido 2019

The Italian eyewear industry, which reported sales of 3.86 billion euros in 2018, is on a slow-paced but constant growth trajectory.

clock March 1, 2019Martino Carrera

A mask from Billionaire Boys Club manufactured by Italia Independent.


Italia Independent Reduces Loss in 2018

Revenues in 2018 fell 12.2 percent to 19.3 million euros, due to the sale of non-strategic assets.

clock March 1, 2019Luisa Zargani

Lapo Elkann posing with the new Spiaggina by Garage Italia MILAN, ITALY - JULY 04: Lapo Elkann attends HAPPY BIRTHDAY FIAT 500 Event in Milan on July 4, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vincenzo Lombardo/Getty Images for Garage Italia ) *** Local Caption *** Lapo Elkann

Mergers and Acquisitions

Italia Independent Sells 25.44% to Investment Fund

Both Lapo Elkann and Creative Ventures Srl agreed to increase the eyewear company’s capital.

clock February 4, 2019Alessandra Turra

A picture from the Hublot Eyewear collection by Italia Independent ad campaign.

Fashion Scoops

Hublot, Italia Independent Debut First Eyewear Collection

The collection comprises 12 sun and optical frames retailing at between 400 euros and 1,000 euros.

clock December 19, 2018Martino Carrera

Ginevra Elkann

Human Resources

Kering Board Nominates Ginevra Elkann as Director

The French luxury group will ask shareholders to approve the nomination of the Italian film producer to succeed economist Laurence Boone.

clock November 5, 2018Joelle Diderich

Lapo Elkann portrayed inside Garage Italia's "Materioteca" area


EXCLUSIVE: Lapo Elkann Launches ‘Laps Collection’ With Italia Independent

The new collection designed by Elkann will hit stores in late June.

clock June 25, 2018Alessandra Turra

Christian Simoni


Children’s Wear Firm Monnalisa Eyeing IPO by June

The goal of the listing of the family-owned Monnalisa is mainly to accelerate the growth and the international presence of the group, in particular in the retail and e-commerce channels. 

clock May 8, 2018Luisa Zargani

Ricardo Guadalupe and Lapo Elkann


Hublot, Italia Independent Sign Licensing Agreement

The first eyewear collection of the Swiss watchmaker will be unveiled in September.

clock April 10, 2018Alessandra Turra

World Famous Disney Characters Mickey Mouse (l) and Minnie Mouse (r) Pose For Photos in Front of the Independence Monument in Yangon Myanmar 25 September 2014 the Walt Disney Characters Are on a Tour in Myanmar to Promote the 'Disney Live!' Presentation of Three Classic Fairy Tales Featuring More Than 25 Disney Characters Such As Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast Planned at the Myanmar Event Park From 08 to 12 October 2014 Myanmar YangonDisney Characters in Myanmar - Sep 2014


Italia Independent, The Walt Disney Company Sign Eyewear Licensing Deal

The first eyewear collection, celebrating Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary, will be unveiled in September.

clock March 27, 2018Alessandra Turra

The Emirati racing driver Amna Al Qubaisi.

Fashion Scoops

Italia Independent, Garage Italia to Sponsor Emirati Female Racing Driver

The eyewear brand created a capsule collection of sunglasses inspired by the UEA young driver.

clock March 8, 2018Martino Carrera

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