Silmo d’Or 2016 Honorees Announced in Paris

By Staff
Monday, September 26, 2016 12:30 AM PARIS— At a festive event last Friday evening here, the winners of the 2016 SILMO d'Or prizes, awarded for innovation and design, were announced at the Maison de la Mutualité.

Safilo Announces Multi-Year Licensing Agreement for the Moschino and Love Moschino Eyewear Collections

By Staff
Friday, September 16, 2016 12:24 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo announced a new licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of the Moschino and Love Moschino collections of optical frames and sunglasses.

ClearVision Optical and Steve Madden Sign Global Multi-Year Eyewear License

By Staff
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—ClearVision Optical and Steve Madden, the iconic footwear and accessories brand have signed a global multi-year licensing agreement for eyewear and sunwear.

Match Eyewear Acquires the Kata Brand

By Staff
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:24 AM WESTBURY, NY— Design Gallery, the luxury division of Match Eyewear, has acquired the Kata eyewear brand. Effective immediately, Match assumed ownership of Kata including its associated patents such as Kata’s M1 and Reverse hinge technology from B. Robinson.

More Than 100 New Eyewear Brands to Debut at Vision Expo West

By Staff
Friday, September 9, 2016 12:21 AM LAS VEGAS—At this year’s Vision Expo to be held here from Sept. 14 to 17, over 100 new fashion brands will debut fall lines, accessories and new eyewear trends throughout The Galleria, The Suites and the Eyewear & Accessories pavilion.

Raen Optics Hires John Gothard as Vice President of Sales

By Staff
Monday, August 15, 2016 12:27 AM OCEANSIDE, Calif.—Raen Optics announced that John Gothard has been hired as the new vice president of sales. Gothard will be working hand in hand with retail accounts.

Chlogan Eyewear Announces Licensing Partnership for Limited Too

By Staff
Friday, August 12, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Forging a partnership with Bluestar Alliance, Chlogan Eyewear recently signed a multi-year licensing partnership with Bluestar Alliance for the popular children’s brand, Limited Too, incorporating optical and sunwear.

Armourx Introduces Camouflage to Realtree Rx Safety Eyewear

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM Carrollton, Texas—Armourx has introduced the Realtree by Armourx safety eyewear collection that strikes a balance between practicality and style, the company said. Designed for men and women in the workplace, the seven-piece collection includes Armourx’s innovative wrap design with integrated side protection as well as several fashion-forward frames with removable or permanent side shields.

Marcolin Group and Swiss Watchmaker Omega Announce Partnership

By Staff
Friday, July 8, 2016 12:18 AM LONGARONE, Italy—Marcolin Group S.p.A., leading global eyewear company, and Swiss watchmaker, Omega, have agreed on an exclusive collaboration to create Omega brand sunglasses with the first summer collection becoming available exclusively in Omega boutiques worldwide August 2016.

Ray-Ban Announces Sponsorship With Ferrari S.p.A.

By Staff
Friday, July 8, 2016 12:15 AM SILVERSTONE, U.K.—Luxottica Group S.p.A. (MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX), a leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and sale of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear and owner of sunglasses brand Ray-Ban, has announced a sponsorship agreement with Ferrari S.p.A.

Tom Ford by Marcolin Launches Private Eyewear Collection

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM LONGARONE, Italy—Marcolin has announced the launch of the Tom Ford Private Eyewear Collection, a special edition of five sunglasses and six optical frames designed for the eyewear connoisseur. This 11-piece collection commemorates Tom Ford’s 11 years of making eyewear.

The New De Rigo REM: Family-Owned, Same Management Team, Enhanced Brand Portfolio

By Staff
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:24 AM LONGARONE, Italy and SUN VALLEY, Calif.—With the news of De Rigo Vision’s acquisition of REM Eyewear, a move announced yesterday and reported by VMail, executives of both companies reiterated that the deal will mean an enhanced presence for De Rigo Group’s eyewear and sunwear brands in North America, and they clarified that REM’s business will continue to operate as usual from its Los Angeles area headquarters and soon will absorb the operations of De Rigo USA from its current Florida HQ.

Marcel Wanders to Help Judge Safilo and L’Uomo Vogue Tutoring Contest

By Staff
Friday, May 27, 2016 12:21 AM MILAN—Designer Marcel Wanders will be the honorary member of the jury that will judge and select the winning projects for the first tutoring contest in eyewear, a partnership project among Safilo and L’Uomo Vogue.

Marcolin and Dsquared2 Announce Early Renewal of License

By Staff
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:27 AM LONGARONE, Italy—Marcolin Group and Dsquared2 announced the early renewal of an exclusive license agreement for the design, manufacture and worldwide distribution of Dsquared2 sun and optical eyewear.

New CEO at Silhouette International

By Staff
Friday, April 29, 2016 12:27 AM LINZ, Austria—Jan Rosenberg is the new CEO of Silhouette International. He is now managing the family-owned company, together with Thomas Windischbauer, COO/CFO, the company said in an announcement.
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