WaveShades With Visa Payment Technology in Limited Distribution to Key Influencers

By Staff
Friday, March 17, 2017 12:21 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The Visa-powered WaveShades sunglasses—which feature a chip that enables consumers to pay for a purchase simply by waving the sunglasses over a point-of-sale reader—drew rapt attention at the SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas, this week.

[Partner Post] New Year, New Style

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:42 AM Enhance your eyes—and your outfit—with the new chic collection of Badgley Mischka eyewear.

Jason Wu Relaunches Eyewear Collection With Eponym

By Staff
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—For Spring 2017, designer Jason Wu, has relaunched his eyewear line in partnership with New York-based eyewear licensing company, Eponym. The collection features a full range of optical and sun styles that were created with Wu’s refined point of view.

Modern Optical Introduces GB+, a New Extended-Size Women’s Collection

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Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM ROSELLE, Ill.—Modern Optical International had launched GB+, a new women’s collection with extended eye sizes and temple lengths. GB+ provides great-fitting eyewear for diverse market segments and utilizes ultra-feminine contours.

New York Eye and Esquire Launch Esquire Eyewear Collection for Men

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Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—New York Eye and Esquire have launched the Esquire collection for men. The Winter 2017 selection will include 30 frame styles geared toward sophisticated, on-trend men. The collection will launch nationally in March 2017 at Vision Expo East.

Safilo Debuts OXYDO Sunwear From Its New Atelier Division

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Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM PADUA, Italy and PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Safilo is launching OXYDO Sunglasses as a part of its newly created Atelier division. The collection will debut with four sun styles that infuse “Made in Italy” with new stylistic blends that connect with the world of art, the company said.

Rodenstock Group and Porsche Design Extend License for Additional 10 Years

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Friday, March 10, 2017 12:27 AM MUNICH—The Rodenstock Group and the Porsche Design Group (Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG) are extending their license contract by another 10 years until 2027.

Pop Up Fashion Shows, Celebrity MC Trend Presentations to Headline Vision Expo East

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Friday, March 10, 2017 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Show organizers have announced the addition of pop up fashion shows and celebrity-hosted trend presentations to its lineup of fashion-forward programming at International Vision Expo East, taking place at the Javits Center here (Education: March 30 to April 2; Exhibition: March 31 to April 2).

Tura and Ted Baker Sign Four-Year License Renewal for North America Eyewear

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Friday, March 3, 2017 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Tura Inc. and Ted Baker, the U.K.-based lifestyle brand, have finalized a multi-year renewal of their license agreement for the design, production and marketing of Ted Baker’s ophthalmic and sunwear collections in North America.

Match Eyewear Signs Licensing Agreement With Cosmopolitan

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:18 AM WESTBURY, N.Y.—Match Eyewear had announced that it has signed a licensing agreement for the design, development and distribution for Cosmopolitan Eyewear. The licensing agreement includes the North American distribution of ophthalmic and optical sunwear collections.

De Rigo Vision Announces License Renewal for Their Chopard Collaboration

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:15 AM LONGARONE, Italy—De Rigo Vision  and Chopard, the fine watch and jewelry company, have announced the continuation of their partnership to design, produce and distribute worldwide Chopard Eyewear prescription glasses and sunglasses.

Mad Vision Signs Agreement to Distribute Aston Martin Eyewear in the U.S.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:21 AM SUNRISE, Fla.—Mad Vision announced that they will be the first to distribute Aston Martin Eyewear after signing an exclusive distribution agreement with Marma London.

Longchamp and Marchon Eyewear Sign New Global License

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Monday, February 20, 2017 12:27 AM PARIS and MELVILLE, N.Y.—Longchamp and Marchon Eyewear, Inc. have announced the signing of a new global licensing agreement for the development, production, and distribution of Longchamp Eyewear collections under the design and creative direction of Sophie Delafontaine, Longchamp’s artistic director.

Eponym Intros Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Inaugural Eyewear Collection

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Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet has launched a full-sized eyewear collection in partnership with Eponym, a New York-based eyewear company. The two teams collaborated on a playful assortment of eyewear which debuted at the Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Spring 2017 presentation.

New Orleans Eyewear Company, Krewe, Debuts Optical Collection

By Staff
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 AM NEW ORLEANS—Krewe has announced the launch of their optical collection for Spring 2017. The optical line will include seven frame styles in 20 different colorways.
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