By Jillian Urcelay

  BRANDO EYEWEAR, the luxury subsidiary of Mondottica International, has acquired the Australian sunglass label Sunday Somewhere.

2  MARCHON EYEWEAR has been honored with the 2017 Silmo d’Or Award for Trend Optical Frame at the 24th annual awards ceremony held at the Grand Palais in Paris.

3  L.A.EYEWORKS has launched a distribution partnership with Sydney-based ProOptics. ProOptics will oversee promotion, sales and distribution of the l.a.Eyeworks collections for all of Australia and New Zealand.

4  SAFILO and Rebecca Minkoff have announced their licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and distribution of the Rebecca Minkoff collections of sunglasses and optical frames running through Dec. 31, 2024.

5  MARCOLIN GROUP has appointed Giovanni Zoppas as its executive vice chairman in charge of strategic areas including licenses, international affairs, human resources, legal and institutional communication. He has also been named CEO of the joint venture between LVMH and Marcolin Group.

6 KERING EYEWEAR has announced the launch of the new Cartier Eyewear spring/summer 2018 collection, which was presented during Silmo, marking the official beginning of their agreement effective Jan. 1, 2018.