The second store for the French brand is part of an aggressive push back into the U.S. market since its relaunch in 2015.
The Chinese competition authority has not yet approved the agreement.
The new collection designed by Elkann will hit stores in late June.
Previously president of VSP Global Omni-Channel Solutions, Wright will take on his role on June 19, succeeding Henri Blomqvist.
Safilo said first-quarter net sales were up 6.9 percent at current exchange rates to 250.9 million euros.
A delayed sun season in Europe and the restructuring of Luxottica’s wholesale business in China affected the performance.
The Thélios manufacturing plant inaugurated on Tuesday will help support the goals mapped out by management.
The Manifattura Thélios was inaugurated today in Longarone, in the heart of the eyewear district.
The luxury eyewear start-up targeting digital eye strain is entering the prescription lens market.