Dior Sunglasses Safilo Group


Safilo Sales Down 9% in Q3

Soft business in Europe and North America dented the performance of the Italian eyewear company.

clock October 31, 2018Luisa Zargani



Brands Stand Behind EssilorLuxottica

The search for a ceo at the eyewear powerhouse will begin in January 2019.

clock October 29, 2018Luisa Zargani

A look from Giorgio Armani.


Giorgio Armani to Tender Shares in EssilorLuxottica

The designer is a longtime shareholder in Luxottica, which is his fashion group’s eyewear licensee.

clock October 27, 2018Luisa Zargani

Donnie Yen in a pair of his own designs.


Action Star Donnie Yen Launches Sunglasses Line

Called DonniEye, the line is a collaboration with On Aura Tout Vu.

clock October 26, 2018Zaneta Cheng

A look from Prada.


Retail, Online Sales Drive Luxottica Q3 Revenues Up 2.9%

The Italian eyewear group, owner of brands such as Ray-Ban and Persol, and a licensee for the likes of Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Prada and Versace, confirmed its outlook for 2018 with sales growth of 2 percent.

clock October 22, 2018Luisa Zargani

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

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