BATH, England—Inspecs Group (LSE: SPEC), a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of eyewear frames and lenses, announced last week the acquisition of the Hardy Amies brand together with all intellectual property rights around the globe. The iconic British brand was founded by Sir Hardy Amies in the 1940s and is focused on the design of ready-to-wear, occasion wear and bridalwear fashions. Robin Totterman, chief executive of Inspecs, said, "Adding to Inspecs Group's premium heritage eyewear offering, we're delighted with our acquisition of iconic Savile Row couturier brand Hardy Amies. Sir Hardy was official dressmaker to Queen Elizabeth ll for more than 40 years and one of the most innovative and influential British designers of all time. We look forward to working with existing licenses and exploring new opportunities, as well as launching an eyewear collection next year."

Inspecs is designer, manufacturer and distributor of eyewear frames and optically advanced spectacle lenses within a portfolio of licensed and in-house brands which are distributed around the world.