Monday, November 29, 2021 12:15 AM
BATH, England—Inspecs Group
(LSE: SPEC), a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of eyewear frames and lenses, announced last week the acquisition of the Hardy Amies brand together with all intellectual property rights around the globe. The iconic British brand was founded by Sir Hardy Amies in the 1940s and is focused on the design of ready-to-wear, occasion wear and bridalwear fashions. Robin Totterman, chief executive of Inspecs, said, "Adding to Inspecs Group's premium heritage eyewear offering, we're delighted with our acquisition of iconic Savile Row couturier brand Hardy Amies. Sir Hardy was official dressmaker to Queen Elizabeth ll for more than 40 years and one of the most innovative and influential British designers of all time. We look forward to working with existing licenses and exploring new opportunities, as well as launching an eyewear collection next year."
Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:27 AM
MARIETTA, Ga.—The McGee Group
, a family-owned, American eyewear company specializing in the design and manufacturing of eyewear, sunglasses, readers, and cases, announced that it has acquired Dom Vetro's
U.S. manufacturing operations in order to introduce American-made products to its customers and to "on-shore a portion of its production for a more sustainable future," the company said.
Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:21 AM
, a global leader in the eyewear industry, celebrated its 60th anniversary here yesterday. The Salone d'Onore of Triennale Milano was the dramatic backdrop for "Look at Me Now," Marcolin's celebration event, where the company marked its years of growth and expansion and addressed the present day while looking to the future and its challenges as well. Fabrizio Curci, CEO and general manager spoke to the assembled guests and was joined via video by several longtime partners of the group who sent tributes to the expertise of the Italian company with a "history built on craftsmanship and a constant search for technological innovation."
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:24 AM
PARIS and Longarone, Italy—Givenchy and Thélios, the expert eyewear manufacturer of the LVMH Group
, have announced their strategic partnership for the exclusive design, development, manufacturing, and global distribution of Givenchy Eyewear starting on Jan. 1, 2022.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:21 AM
PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—Zyloware Corp.
is reinforcing messages sent to its customers and team members this week, letting them know that the company's office and distribution center here was back up to 100 percent capacity as of yesterday, in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida hitting the tri-state New York area on Sept. 1. The office and distribution center was closed for six business days through last Friday as significant roof damage to a building connected to Zyloware caused a ripple effect on the sprinkler system and the local fire marshall had to initially close Zyloware down and then clear it for reopening.
Monday, September 13, 2021 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Organizers of LOFT SF, to be held in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center
on Sept. 18-19, are putting the final touches on their event plan and program.
Friday, September 10, 2021 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—The Accessories Council
announced the winners for their 3rd annual Design Excellence Awards virtually yesterday.
Friday, August 27, 2021 12:18 AM
has debuted The Iris Apfel Zentennial Collection, a fashion capsule designed by the style icon herself, exclusively for Zenni, on the occasion of Apfel's 100th birthday, which is Aug. 29.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:21 AM
PHOENIX, Ariz.—Eyewear by R.O.I
and the Bulova Corporation
have announced the extension of their licensing agreement through 2025, a 30-year partnership.
Friday, July 9, 2021 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—There is one week left for companies who want to submit their eyewear or sunwear products for consideration for the 3rd Annual Design Excellence Awards, to be presented by the Accessories Council. The deadline for submissions is July 16.
Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—Product design entries are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual Design Excellence Awards of the Accessories Council
and optical frame and sunwear companies are encouraged to enter the program which will bestow honors for designs in 14 unique fashion accessories categories including footwear, handbags, jewelry, personal accessories and others.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:27 AM
DALLAS and NEW YORK—EssilorLuxottica
is launching the first commercial product leveraging the strength of the new Group by strategically combining the expertise of Essilor and Luxottica and tapping the brand appeal of its most popular lines. The company's senior executives said that its latest edition of Ray-Ban Authentic "represents the perfect match of Ray-Ban’s legendary style and Essilor’s expertise in sight."
Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Details are being finalized and registration is still open for the My Vision Show
Springboard Summit, a virtual event for eyecare professionals, in a winter showcase called Springboard Summit that will run from Dec. 4 to 6, 2020.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:15 AM
BATH, U.K.—Inspecs Group PLC
(LSE: SPEC) and O’Neill
have agreed a new long term license agreement, covering both optical and sunglasses. This follows a successful and long-term partnership between the two companies since 2013.
Monday, October 19, 2020 12:24 AM
NEW YORK and HONG KONG—Mondottica International Ltd.
, a Hong Kong based eyewear company, underwent changes in ownership on Oct. 8, 2020. The new Mondottica shareholders are Capital Eyes Holding and Ross Holdings LLC.