20/20 Magazine's Gloria Nicola Retires: 27 Years Covering Eyewear Trends

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM

NEW YORK—20/20 Magazine’s Gloria Nicola, senior editor for frames, sunwear and accessories for 27 years, will be retiring from the magazine, effective Oct. 31.

Target Optical Launches First Eyewear Collaboration, The AndrewAndrew Collection

By Staff
Monday, October 13, 2014 12:30 AM NEW YORK— Target Optical, operated by Luxottica Retail NA, has launched its first eyewear collaboration.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Announces New Group: Eyewear Designers of the CFDA

By Staff
Monday, October 06, 2014 11:30 AM NEW YORK—The Council of Fashion Designers (CFDA) announced today that there is a new working group within the Council, the Eyewear Designers of the CFDA.

Babiators Debuts First Prescription Collection

By Deirdre Carroll

Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM ATLANTA—Babiators, has officially launched Babiators Rx, a line of stylish prescription glasses for young kids age 2 and up.

Kirk & Kirk to Unveil Vivarium at Silmo

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM BRIGHTON, U.K.—Kirk & Kirk will launch their debut collection of eyewear, Vivarium, at Silmo 2014.

Luxottica Launches Disney Eyewear Collection

By Deirdre Carroll

Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Luxottica has launched the Disney collection for children in the 4 to 10 age range. The collection features Disney’s most iconic characters including Mickey and Minnie, the Princesses, Cars and more.

McGee Introduces New Ducks Unlimited Collection

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM MARIETTA, Ga.—McGee Group has launched the Ducks Unlimited Eyewear collection, a multi-generational collection for men who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle and who are interested in community resources and wildlife preservation.

Ultra Palm Throws Cazal ‘I Wear My Sunglasses at Night’ Party in L.A.

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM MIAMI—Ultra Palm Optical hosted a Cazal “I Wear My Sunglasses at Night” Party at the rooftop Biergarten of the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 14 to celebrate the launch of new Cazal Legends vintage styles and showcase Cazal’s new fall ophthalmic collection.

Monoqool 3D Printed Glasses

By Catherine Wolinski
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:00 AM Studio Optyx, a luxury design house of boutique and technical eyewear based in St. Louis, Mo. recently released a video to coincide with its new collection of Monoqool frames, the IQ series. Accompanying the frames' smart design is the eye-opening process of how they are made—3D printing.

Plan “B” Eyewear Adds Men’s Collection, Staag Spectacles

By Chloe Beach
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:00 AM AX, Ontario—Plan “B” Eyewear has announced its new high-end men’s collection, Staag Spectacles.

Luxottica and The Sartorialist Introduce 'Faces'

By Deirdre Carroll
Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:40 PM NEW YORK—"Eyeglasses are a fascinating accessory. They can both reveal and transform a person" said Scott Schuman, of The Sartorialist.

Luxottica Group Q2 2014 Results Show Continuing Growth in North America, Emerging Markets and Europe

By Staff
Friday, July 25, 2014 12:26 AM
MILAN— Luxottica Group (NYSE: LUX) reported accelerated net sales growth in the second quarter ending June 30, 2014 to €2,060 million, up 7 percent at constant exchange rates when compared to the €2,018 million generated during the same period of 2013, according to the company’s financial results released yesterday.

i. Frame Introduces Sesame Street Eyewear to North America

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 AM BURLINGTON, Ont.—i. Frame Inc. has announced the North American launch of the Sesame Street ophthalmic eyewear collection for children.

Kenmark Launches Original Penguin Youth Eyewear

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 AM LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Kenmark, along with Perry Ellis International, Inc., has launched the Original Penguin Youth eyewear collection.

Safilo Unveils the HUGO Hugo Boss Optical Collection

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Safilo has introduced the HUGO Hugo Boss eyewear collection to the U.S. with the launch of men’s optical frames.
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