BUSINESS Christian Louboutin Enters the Eyewear Segment Through Exclusive Licensing Agreement With Marcolin By Staff Friday, February 2, 2024 12:21 AM LONGARONE, Italy—Marcolin, a worldwide leading group in eyewear, and iconic international luxury brand Christian Louboutin announced they have signed an exclusive global licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and distribution of the brand’s sunglasses and optical frames. The licensing agreement is binding until 2029. The iconic French brand will thus make its debut in eyewear, choosing Marcolin as its exclusive partner. “Today we are announcing a memorable partnership," said Marcolin CEO and general manager Fabrizio Curci.We are extremely proud that such a prestigious and globally appreciated brand like Christian Louboutin has chosen us to make its debut in the eyewear industry. This proves once again that the market recognizes Marcolin’s unique know-how in the design and manufacturing of luxury products of the highest quality.”Alexis Mourot, CEO of Christian Louboutin, added, “Christian Louboutin is progressively rolling out a strategy to become a complete lifestyle luxury accessories player and the eyewear and sunglasses categories are a natural extension for us. Marcolin is the ideal partner for this strategic partnership as they share the same vision for creating objects of desires of an outstanding quality and instantly recognizable creativity.”The collaboration between Marcolin and Louboutin will give life to collections falling within the aspirational cluster of the eyewear segment and characterized by elements clearly nodding to the Maison’s iconic codes, according to the company.The new collections will be distributed starting in spring-summer of 2025 through a network of selected stores worldwide.