Kronotime will distribute the eyewear collections made by Safilo in the South American country.
Europe and Latin America helped offset the performance in North America, Mexico and China.
Safilo is targeting the female Millennial customer with this partnership.
The new location is dedicated to the management of the company’s U.S. wholesale business.
Those were among key trends at the recent Silmo trade fair in Paris, with niche lines also in big demand.
The U.S. and Europe are the main markets for Italy’s eyewear sector.
The crystal-centered designs will be available starting from January.
The Las Vegas trade fair showcased the latest in lens technology and next-generation wearables as well as fashion-forward trends.
The offering will be unveiled at the next edition of the Milanese eyewear trade show Mido, running Feb. 24 to 26.
The Las Vegas trade fair, starting Sept. 14, will preview the newest styles and tech innovations from megabrands and niche eyewear makers.
The quirky South Korean sunglasses-maker can become a billion-dollar brand, L Catterton said.
Kering Eyewear will be the first company in the industry to use Bio-on biopolymers.