NEW YORK — The eyewear industry is coming off of a year filled with a plethora of new licensing deals, strong retail growth and enough celebrity coverage to establish the category as a true player in the luxury fashion market.
Those developments generated a positive atmosphere at the Vision Expo East trade show that ended a three-day run on April 13 at the Jacob K. Javits Center Convention here. Big-name manufacturers are growing their brand rosters and are indirectly helping smaller, independent firms gain traction in a competitive accessories market.
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A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"