State Optical Co. and Fashion Brand Creatures of the Wind Debut Sunglass Collaboration

By Staff
Monday, September 11, 2017 12:30 AM NEW YORK—State Optical Co., the American luxury eyewear brand and Creatures of the Wind, the American ready-to-wear brand have announced a first ever luxury Made-In-America sunglass collaboration.

Hoya Partners With Tifosi Optics on Sunglass Offering for Independent ECPs, Consumers

By Staff
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:29 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care has partnered with Tifosi Optics, a maker of sports sunwear, to expand prescription sunglass offerings for both ECPs and consumers.

E-Sun Kolor Up Project Concludes First Phase and Announces Online Design Contest

By Staff
Friday, June 2, 2017 12:24 AM BELLEGARDE-SUR-VALSERINE, France—Essilor Sun Solution, the Essilor Group division dedicated to sun plano lenses, and the European Institute of Design have announced that the first phase of the E-Sun Kolor Up project has successfully concluded and that the best project proposals will be awarded at Silmo 2017 in Paris.

Augen Optics Rx Lab Partners With Amsun to Expand Sun Lens Offering

By Staff
Friday, May 19, 2017 12:33 AM SAN DIEGO—Augen Optics Rx Lab, based here, is expanding its sun lens offering through a new partnership with American Sunglass Manufacturing a San Diego company with over 30 years of experience in sunglass and Rx manufacturing.

Meredith Corporation Announces License with FGX International for SHAPE Sunglass Line

By Staff
Friday, May 12, 2017 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) announced a licensing agreement with FGX International, the owner and designer of Foster Grant eyewear.

Luxottica Acquires Key Assets of Exciton, a Lens Technology Company

By Staff
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:24 AM DAYTON, Ohio—Luxottica is acquiring key assets of Exciton, a Dayton-based technology company with expertise in the development and integration of high performance dyes into the medical, electronic and optical industries.

Etnia Barcelona Bows Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection for Street Artists

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM BARCELONA, Spain—Etnia Barcelona, having built its story through reflections of art and photography icons, explores the world of graffiti and street art with the launch of the Jean-Michel Basquiat collection of sunglasses.

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.

Marchon’s Nike Vision Debuts Running Eyewear With Zeiss Optics

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Marchon has announced the Spring 2016 Nike Vision Running Collection of performance eyewear with Nike + Zeiss Optics. The 5-piece collection offers runners of all levels a formation of aerodynamic, highly functional designs engineered for both speed and comfort.

Safilo Announces New Eyewear by Marcel Wanders

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group has announced an exclusive eyewear collection of six optical and three sun styles created by renowned designer, Marcel Wanders.

Marchon Bows Marni Sunwear Collection

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM MELVILLE, N.Y.—Marchon Eyewear has launched a new line of sunglasses for the Italian luxury design house, Marni. The collection including four sunglasses is designed for a discerning audience of curious and sophisticated women looking to make a statement of individual style and creativity.

Vuarnet Introduces New Cable Car Spring Collection

By Stephanie Sengwe
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—French sunglass brand Vuarnet has announced its new spring collection titled Cable Car. Inspired by the tram systems of legendary cities such as San Francisco, Lisbon and Hong Kong, the collection features a double bridge, metal wire frame and is designed for urban adventure and wearers who love to travel.

Marchon Bows Modern Creative Munich Collection

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM MELVILLE, N.Y.—Modern Creative Munich (MCM) by Marchon has launched a new eyewear collection of five new styles in acetate and metal. Combining classic elements of timeless luxury with a contemporary, innovative design, the MCM collection offers three sun styles and one optical style for women along with one unisex sunglass.

Chlogan Eyewear Debuts Capistrano Collection

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:00 AM HICKSVILLE, N.Y.—The Chlogan Eyewear Group, an optical frame manufacturing company founded in 2015, has introduced the new Capistrano ophthalmic eyewear collection designed for men and women.

Rims & Goggles Launches Independent GRO Eyewear Brand

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:00 AM SAN FRANISCO, Calif.— Reclaiming the definition of luxury, Penna Omega, owner of Rims & Goggles optical boutique in Milly Valley, California has launched GRO, an independent eyewear brand.
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