By Jillian Urcelay

1 ALTAIR EYEWEAR and Draper James, the Southern-inspired lifestyle brand founded by actress Reese Witherspoon, have entered into an exclusive global licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and distribution of Draper James optical eyewear.

2  DE RIGO VISION has announced the signing of a new license agreement with British luxury brand Mulberry Group plc to develop a range of Mulberry eyewear. De Rigo will manufacture and co-distribute Mulberry eyewear, with the first collection expected to launch during spring/summer 2019.


3  EUROPA EYEWEAR has named Nicolas “Nico” Roseillier as its new creative director. Roseillier brings over a decade of experience leading the creative departments of Modo and most recently De Rigo Rem.

4  KERING EYEWEAR and Montblanc have announced their new partnership for the development, production and worldwide distribution of Montblanc sunglasses and optical frames.

5  MARCOLIN GROUP and Tod’s Group have announced the early renewal of their licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of Tod’s Eyewear sunglasses and eyeglasses, extending it through December 2023.

6 MARCHON EYEWEAR and G-III Apparel Group, Ltd., have entered into a long-term exclusive licensing agreement for DKNY and Donna Karan New York eyewear.

7 SILHOUETTE has won a Red Dot Award for product design for its new Accent Rings eyewear collection.

8 SAFILO and Fossil Group Inc., have announced the renewal of their global Fossil eyewear license for the next five years extending it to Dec. 31, 2023.

9  DE RIGO REM has appointed Tatiana De Arruda Penteado as its new senior creative director, lending her international experience to enhance the strategic direction of design and product as well as contribute to creative aspects going forward.

10 EYEWEAR DESIGNS LTD. , has entered into a distribution agreement with the Moleskine brand for optical, sunwear and readers in the U.S.

11 VUARNET has opened a 1,000-square-foot flagship store in New York City, marking its first location in the U.S.

12 RAEN has announced plans to further expand its global footprint with the formation of RAEN Optics GmbH, or RAEN Europe. The new division will be led by Christian Grund, founder of RAEN’s former European eyewear distributor, Eyegents.

13 SAFILO has opened its renovated showroom in Ginza, Tokyo as one of more than 20 showrooms worldwide.

14 FYSH, formerly known as FYSH UK, has rebranded and revealed its new name.