MILAN — Moncler SpA and Marcolin Group have signed a five-year license for the production and distribution of men’s and women’s eyewear, as well as ski masks for men, women and children.

The first eyewear collection under the Moncler moniker is expected to launch in March 2016. The license will be effective from January 2016 until December 2020, with the option of a renewal for another five years.

“I’m very pleased about the agreement signed with Marcolin, one of the worldwide leading companies in the eyewear industry,” said Remo Ruffini, chairman and chief executive officer of Moncler. “The partnership with Marcolin will allow us to develop globally the eyewear business consistent with our values of uniqueness, quality and selectiveness that distinguish our brand, a further important step to continue to create value to Moncler brand.”

Marcolin produces and distributes eyewear for labels including Tom Ford, Balenciaga, Ermenegildo Zegna, Roberto Cavalli, Tod’s and Emilio Pucci, among others.

“Moncler is a worldwide brand, unique and very appealing. The partnership with Moncler will give Marcolin the opportunity to target those consumers who are passionate about Moncler’s innovative product offerings,” said Giovanni Zoppas, ceo of Marcolin.

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