The move will help the British company move closer towards its goal of becoming a global lifestyle brand. Its inaugural collection of sunglasses and optical frames is expected to during Spring Summer 2019.
Rarely have we seen a designer more ebullient taking a bow, as Dries Van Noten was at the finale of his latest menswear show on Thursday, the first since he sealed a deal to sell a majority stake in his company to Puig.
Puig announced on Thursday that it has taken a majority stake in label Dries Van Noten. The Belgian designer, who founded his eponymous label in 1986, will continue as chief creative officer and chairman of the board.
Nina Ricci ended its relationship with Guillaume Henry on Thursday, bringing to an end his role as creative director of the Paris fashion house, after a critically muted tenure at the storied French brand.