Upfront: Licenses, Liaisons & New Collections

Aug
2011

Licenses, Liasons & New Collections

DE RIGO SIGNS WITH LANVIN
De Rigo Vision S.p.A. and Lanvin, the French luxury brand, have signed a licensing agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of Lanvin sunglasses and prescription frames. The new 2012 collections, which will be available at retail in December 2011, will be distributed through the De Rigo Vision network of exclusive opticians and department stores worldwide, as well as through Lanvin’s global boutiques.

MOSAIC INTRODUCES NEW COLLECTIONS
Mosaic Eyewear has been appointed the U.S. distributor for the new Wagner and Kuehner collections, s.Oliver and s.Oliver Selection, which will make their American debut at Vision Expo West this month. s.Oliver is characterized by chic, stylish, high quality designs for men and women. s. Oliver Selection targets young, modern men and women with its clean styles, ranging from traditional to fashionably sporty.

MODERN OPTICAL TO DISTRIBUTE READERWEAR
Modern Optical International has entered an agreement to be the exclusive optical channel distributor for Readerwear Reading Glasses, a Vancouver, B.C.-based retailer and wholesaler of ready-to-wear reading glasses.

DRIFT EYEWEAR INTROS TIMBER
Drift Eyewear releases Timber, a limited edition collection of handcrafted frames constructed from salvaged hardwood. Each style features a patent-pending temple structure, which transfers the burden of load-bearing from the exterior wood to the steel core (the same philosophy used in the construction of skyscrapers).

EYE ECO’S TRANQUILEYES MOISTURE RELEASE EYEWEAR
Developed and patented by Stanley Scheiner, MD, Tranquileyes Moisture Release Eyewear from Eye Eco helps stabilize the tear film, improve visual acuity and ease symptoms of eye dryness, redness and fatigue. The lightweight frame utilizes two vented chambers, which contain a piece of water-soaked foam that continuously releases moisture around the eyes. A padded gasket and bendable bridge help seal the face and protect the eyes.       

—Gloria Nicola

 

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