Kering Eyewear, Maui Jim, and Red Bull Announce Three-Year Partnership Program

By Staff
Monday, February 26, 2024 12:18 AM MILAN—Kering Eyewear, a top distributor in the luxury eyewear market, and Maui Jim, which recently joined the Kering Eyewear portfolio, announced that Maui Jim and Red Bull have teamed up for a three-year partnership.

Safilo’s Sustainability Efforts Have Been Validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)

By Staff
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 8:10 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group (SFLG.MI) announced earlier this month that its near-term science-based targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a partnership between the CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and We Mean Business Coalition, which promotes ambitious climate action in the private sector by enabling organizations to set science-based emissions reduction targets.

Oakley and the NFL Gear Up for Super Bowl LVIII

By Staff
Friday, February 9, 2024 8:05 AM LAS VEGAS—Ahead of Super Bowl LVIII, Oakley, the NFL’s official on-field partner through 2030, has an updated on-field presence with a refreshed logo on the pro-shields, offering increased visibility and showcasing the brand’s ability to deliver eyewear solutions that redefine how athletes compete. Since Oakley and the NFL’s partnership began, all NFL athletes—including those playing in this weekend’s Super Bowl—have had the opportunity to wear Prizm Clear Shields equipped with Prizm Lens technology, which allow them to see more detail and contrast in game.

Kering Eyewear 2023 Sales Reach Record €1.5 Billion

By Staff
Friday, February 9, 2024 12:24 AM PARIS—Against a backdrop of Kering Group's report of its fiscal 2023 revenues, which saw an overall decline of 4 percent in what its chairman said was a "trying year," the group also reported its Kering Eyewear revenues hit a new record of €1.5 billion (up 35 percent as reported and up 10 percent on a comparable basis), "benefiting from the consolidation of Maui Jim and excellent development of the brand portfolio." In the fourth quarter, sales were up 6 percent on a comparable basis.

Silmo Launches Third Edition of Its Optical Design Contest 2024

By Staff
Monday, February 5, 2024 12:18 AM PARIS—Silmo Paris, one of the world’s leading optics and eyewear exhibition, announced the launch of the third edition of the Optical Design Competition. The contest offers a unique opportunity for new generations of designers to push back the boundaries of innovation in the field of optical eyewear objects.

Just Peachy

By Gwendolyn Plummer
Saturday, February 3, 2024 12:28 AM WHAT: From the moment Pantone named “Peach Fuzz” its Color of the Year for 2024, it was clear the warm, peachy shade would make a mark this year. But unsurprisingly the eyewear industry was ahead of the curve, and peach frames are already here to make adopting the trend easy for everyone.

National Vision Collaborates With Vontélle to Bring Diverse Eyewear to National Shelves With Official by Vontélle Frame Collection at America's Best

By Staff
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 12:21 AM DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision, Inc. the nation's second largest optical retailer and provider of quality, affordable eyecare and eyewear, announced its collaboration with women and Black-owned eyewear company, Vontélle Eyewear, on an exclusive frame collection celebrating Black History Month in February.

Sergio Cereda Eyewear Design Award to Launch at Mido 2024

By Staff
Thursday, January 25, 2024 12:21 AM NEW YORK and MILAN—A new eyewear design award will be announced formally at the upcoming Mido exhibition in Milan on Feb. 3 at a special press event at Rho-Pero.

The 'Extraordinary Italian Eyewear' Roadshow in the U.S. Showcases Independent Eyewear

By Staff
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 12:21 AM NEW YORK—The Italian Trade Agency concluded their independent eyewear roadshow held in Seattle and Chicago last month. Under the theme "Extraordinary Italian Eyewear," the events underscored elegance and innovation in eyewear.

Accessories Council Announces Winners of 2023 Design Excellence Awards

By Staff
Thursday, November 9, 2023 12:21 AM NEW YORK—The Accessories Council has announced the winners of their 5th Annual Design Excellence Awards at the Fashionphile showroom here. Eighteen awards were bestowed on dynamic products that ranged in price from $40 to $9,000 retail.

Thélios' CEO Alessandro Zanardo Shares His Perspective on Barton Perreira, Vuarnet and the Group's Expansion Plans

By Staff
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 12:24 AM NEW YORK and LONGARONE, Italy—Investment in its brand portfolio, its own eyewear manufacturing, new international subsidiaries and expanded sales and internal brand and sales teams have made it a busy two years for Thélios, the eyewear division of LVMH, the world's largest luxury group. This week's announcement of the signing of a deal to acquire Los Angeles-based eyewear/sunwear Barton Perreira, as VMAIL reported yesterday, was another sign of the ongoing transformation of the group. The deal for Barton Perreira was reported by The Wall Street Journal to be valued at $80 million based on its own sources.

Thélios Acquires Luxury Eyewear Brand Barton Perreira

By Staff
Monday, November 6, 2023 12:27 AM LONGARONE, Italy—In a move that company executives stated will broaden its portfolio, Thélios, the eyewear division of LVMH, announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Barton Perreira, the well-known luxury eyewear company co-founded by Bill Barton and Patty Perreira in 2007 in Los Angeles, Calif. "The acquisition of this timeless luxury eyewear brand further expands Thélios’ portfolio and contributes to strengthening its leadership in luxury eyewear excellence," the company said. Alessandro Zanardo, CEO of Thélios, declared, “We are excited to welcome Barton Perreira into our Maison portfolio.

Citing the Contribution of Maui Jim, Kering Eyewear Reports Sales Gains in Third Quarter

By Staff
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 12:30 AM PARIS—Within the Kering Group's (PARIS:KER) financial results for the third fiscal quarter of 2023, issued yesterday, the company reported global revenues for Kering Eyewear for the period reached €330 million, an increase of 34 percent from the prior year's third quarter, the company said, citing the contribution of Maui Jim. Kering Eyewear sales in the Q3 were up 2 percent on a comparable basis. "Growth was mainly driven by sales of optical frames following very strong sales of sunglasses in the first half of the year," the company noted, adding in its presentation to the financial release that comparable growth was driven by Japan and APAC regions.

Voting Ends Today for Jobson's 2023 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards

By Staff
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 15th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year, but time is running out—nominations will close tonight at 11:59 p.m.

LOFT Eyewear Show to Remain in New York

By Staff
Monday, October 23, 2023 12:24 AM NEW YORK—LOFT Eyewear Show is set to remain in New York City in 2025 and beyond. Since 2000, the LOFT events, in New York and San Francisco, have showcased exclusive, independent and cutting edge designers from around the world.