Silmo d’Or nominated design by Blake Kuwahara


Disruption in Luxury Eyewear Sector Boosts Demand for Authenticity at Silmo

With luxury groups taking control of eyewear, buyers reported greater demand for quality craftsmanship.

clock October 9, 2018Devorah Lauter

Rebecca Minkoff


Vision Expo West: Eyewear Execs Talk Consolidation, Product and How to Best Serve Customers

At Vision Expo West, eyewear execs talked macro forces shaping the industry, as the trade show itself evolves.

clock October 4, 2018Marcy Medina

Behind the scenes at the Sean John fragrance advertising shoot.


Sean John Signs Licensing Deal With Allure Eyewear

Allure Eyewear will manufacture and distribute eyewear and sunglasses for Sean John.

clock October 3, 2018Aria Hughes



Essilor and Luxottica Merge, New Holding to Begin Trading in Paris on Oct. 2

The newly formed EssilorLuxottica will launch a mandatory exchange offer for all the remaining shares between Oct. 29 and Nov. 27, with the view of delisting Luxottica’s shares in Milan, but the squeeze-out, if any, could be expected between Jan. 28 and March 4.  

clock October 1, 2018Luisa Zargani



Bally, Marcolin CEOs Discuss New Eyewear Line

The two executives have high expectations for this collection, which will be launched in 2019, as Bally expands under a new owner, the Chinese giant Shandong Ruyi.

clock September 27, 2018Luisa Zargani

Stylist Kate Young wearing the sunglasses she designed for Tura


Vision Expo West Brings Together Fashion, Technology, Retail Trends in Eyewear

The eyewear trade fair is a showcase for the latest optical and sunglass trends driven by fashion, technology and retail.

clock September 27, 2018Marcy Medina

Cutler and Gross fall 2018


Ones to Watch: Marchon’s Multiprong Approach

Marchon’s Nicola Zotta is actively seeking opportunities in the specialty eyewear space to add to the company’s licensed goods business.

clock September 27, 2018Misty White Sidell

Raen eyewear


Vision Expo: Ones to Watch: Raen Eyewear

The independent eyewear brand focuses on high-quality materials while maintaining an approachable price point.

clock September 27, 2018Thomas Waller

Francesco Carrozzini


Francesco Carrozzini Designs Eyewear for Independent Label

The first style designed by the photographer and filmmaker for Children of Ra is available at the brand’s online store.

clock September 26, 2018Alessandra Turra

An eyewear style from Timberland fall/Winter 2018 collection


Timberland, Marcolin Renew Eyewear Licensing Agreement

The partnership has been extended through 2023.

clock September 26, 2018Alessandra Turra

An image from the fall Banana Republic campaign.


Safilo, Banana Republic Renew Eyewear License

The deal, originally signed in 2006, is extended through 2025.

clock September 24, 2018Martino Carrera

Cutler and Gross fall 2018


Marchon, Cutler and Gross Ink Distribution Deal

Marchon has signed on as the U.K. eyewear brand’s U.S. distribution partner.

clock September 24, 2018Misty White Sidell

A style from the new Thierry Lasry optical line.


EXCLUSIVE: Thierry Lasry Unveils Optical Collection

The collection will launch at the Silmo trade show in late September.

clock September 21, 2018Katya Foreman


Kenzo and L’Amy Group End Eyewear Partnership

The license, which began in 2010, will end in December 2018, with Kenzo to announce a new partner in the new year.

clock September 14, 2018Katya Foreman

Gucci SS17 eyewear campaign.


What to Watch: The Evolution of Italy’s Eyewear Industry

The country’s main eyewear companies are investing in manufacturing, new licenses, owned brands and digital, as the Luxottica-Essilor merger is expected to be approved in the third quarter.

clock August 28, 2018Luisa Zargani

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