De Rigo and Mulberry Sign License for Eyewear Collection


LONGARONE, Italy—De Rigo Vision has announced a new license agreement with Mulberry Group plc, the British luxury brand, to develop a range of Mulberry eyewear. De Rigo will manufacture and co-distribute Mulberry eyewear, with the first collection slated to launch during spring/summer 2019. The eyewear collection will be distributed across Mulberry’s flagship stores, and select wholesale and optical retailers. “We are delighted to collaborate with Mulberry, which shares our commitment to design, innovation and craftsmanship. Mulberry is at an exciting moment in its history and we look to enter this next phase to further develop this distinctive British brand,” Michele Aracri, managing director of De Rigo Vision said.

Thierry Andretta, CEO of Mulberry Group, added “We are pleased to collaborate with De Rigo, a leading manufacturer of innovative luxury eyewear that blends innovation with luxury. The Mulberry range of eyewear, which will be designed by the Mulberry design team, led by Johnny Coca, will consist of sunglasses and optical frames and is expected to launch during Spring Summer 2019. Eyewear is complementary to the brand’s core leather goods offering and is an important category in building the lifestyle image that will help develop Mulberry into a global luxury brand.”