Thierry Lasry

The Italian luxury brand Fendi is set to team up with French eyewear designer Thierry Lasry on a new collection for Spring 2015.

Set to drop in over a year’s time, Fendi and Thierry Lasry have announced a new eyewear capsule collection, the first time that the Italian company has collaborated with an external designer on its accessories.

Pietro Beccari, chairman and CEO of Fendi, was excited about the link-up with Lasry, telling WWD that he is “one of the most creative and coolest eyewear designers of the moment.”

In fact it was a sense of shared values (“savoir faire, innovation, tradition and experimentation, which are at the core of Fendi’s DNA”) which helped build the relationship between the two companies, he added.

Thierry Lasry launched his namesake brand in 2006 and manufactures his handmade designs in France, but this upcoming capsule collection will be produced by Fendi’s eyewear partner Safilo. Lasry’s designs can be found in upmarket stores around the world including Colette, Opening Ceremony and Bergdorf Goodman. – AFP RELAXNEWS