By Jillian Urcelay

1  ESSILORLUXOTTICA and Jimmy Choo have signed an exclusive license agreement for the design, manufacture and worldwide distribution of Jimmy Choo Eyewear effective from Jan. 1, 2024 until Dec. 31, 2028.

2  NICO ROSEILLIER has departed Europa, State and American Optical after a five-year tenure at Europa Eyewear. He will be establishing a new creative services and design agency, UN-TI-TLED, which will engage in diverse pursuits ranging from product design to signature photography and campaigns, immersive experiential show installations and more.

3  SAFILO GROUP and Etro have announced a 10-year global and exclusive licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and distribution of Etro branded eyewear collections.

4  COSTA celebrates its 40th Anniversary by kicking off a new brand campaign, “Water is Our Witness,” tying together the brand’s history and looking forward to the future.

5  MARCOLIN has introduced its house brand WEB Eyewear to the North American market.

6  KERING EYEWEAR has completed the acquisition of UNT, Usinage & Nouvelles Technologies, in accordance with the terms announced on March 13, 2023 and after having received clearance from the relevant antitrust authorities.

7  ASPEX EYEWEAR has appointed Hector G. Serna as the area sales manager for Latin America. He will report directly to Felix Sides, VP of sales and marketing of Aspex Group.

8  SAFILO GROUP and kate spade new york have renewed their global eyewear licensing agreement for the exclusive design, manufacturing and distribution of kate spade new york branded optical frames, readers and sunglasses for women as well as optical frames for girls.

9  EYE DESIGNS has announced its support for the development of the Tioga Diabetic Optical Laboratories and Dispensary. This design-build state-of-the-art facility is Black-owned with 18,000 square feet of fully automated ophthalmic goods manufacturing and community health centers and clinics, an outpatient facility and 34 livable wage jobs for residents, persons with low and moderate income, and women who were formerly incarcerated.