Alexis Nasard (l) and Francesco Milleri.

WATTENS, Austria and CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Swarovski and EssilorLuxottica have announced the signing of an exclusive license agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of Swarovski Eyewear. The agreement will be effective until Dec. 31, 2028, with an automatic renewal option of an additional five years. The first collection under this agreement will be available from September 2023, developed under the leadership of Swarovski’s creative director Giovanna Engelbert. The partnership builds on Swarovski’s luxury credentials.

Swarovski Eyewear features designs inspired by the brand’s jewelry families and complements its  jewelry, home décor and accessories collections. This agreement combines Swarovski’s creativity and design with the knowledge, innovation and expertise of EssilorLuxottica.
Alexis Nasard, CEO of Swarovski, said, “We are delighted to further evolve our Swarovski Eyewear business with global leader EssilorLuxottica. This is in-line with our LUXignite strategy, and is a natural partnership for us, forged from a shared passion for beautiful design coupled with impeccable quality and savoir-faire.”
Francesco Milleri, chairman and CEO of EssilorLuxottica said, “We are excited to embark on this journey with Swarovski, a brand known for its artful design and incredible attention to detail. We have always seen each pair of frames as a piece of art to be worn, which makes Swarovski and its story such a wonderful fit.”