Vision Expo East panel “Eye on Design: An Exclusive Talk With Influential Eyewear Designers” will be streamed live via WWD’s Facebook page.
Niche and sport performance brands have flourished in Southern California, while spreading the message and trends at the New York shows.
The Italian giant bought a 67 percent stake in the Sabae-based company specialized in the production of titanium and gold frames.
China is the remaining country where antitrust approval is still pending.
The 48th edition of the three-day eyewear trade fair closed in Milan on Feb. 26, setting new records in the number of exhibitors and visitors.
The brand is tightening its grip on distribution and positioning eyewear on par image-wise with its other categories.