DVF, Net-a-Porter Team Up With Google
Tech giant Google has teamed once again with Diane von Furstenberg and for the first time, Net-a-porter to put its Glass wearable technology in front of the online luxury consumer. Diane von Furstenberg, which helped launch Glass in 2012, created a series of frames to accommodate the technology with its eyewear licensee Marchon. DVF Made for Glass which contains an optical frame available in five colors, as well as two sunglass silhouettes that each come in four colorways will go on sale at google.com/glass and net-a-porter.com on June 23.
Louis Vuitton Taps Six ‘Iconoclasts’ for Collaboration
Karl Lagerfeld, Frank Gehry and Cindy Sherman are applying their creativity to a new and surprising canvas — Louis Vuitton’s famous brown and gold monogram. They along with Rei Kawakubo, Christian Louboutin and Marc Newson were given carte blanche to create bags and luggage for the French luxury giant. The limited-edition items will arrive in stores in mid-October, bringing high-profile attention to a cornerstone of the brand, which is marking its 160th anniversary this year.The collaborative items are to retail from about 2,000 to 4,000 euros, or $2,725 to $5,450 at current exchange rates, dovetailing with Vuitton’s efforts to sell more high-priced leather goods and secure its brand positioning.
‘Fendi for Fountains’ Project Kicks Off in Rome
The Fendi-financed restoration of Rome’s Trevi Fountain gets under way Thursday. As part of the “Fendi for Fountains” project, the Rome-based fashion house has donated 2.18 million euros, or almost $3 million at current exchange, to restore the famous fountain, along with another 320,000 euros, or $436,128, to finance the restoration of the Four Fountains, a group located between Via delle Quattro Fontane and Via del Quirinale.Work on the Four Fountains is expected to be completed by March, and the restoration of the Trevi Fountain will end in fall 2015.
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