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Marchon’s New International Travel Retail Director

Marchon’s New International Travel Retail Director

Marchon Eyewear, Inc. is pleased to announce Erwan Le Guennec as the new International Travel Retail Director, reporting directly to Nicola Zotta, Managing Director of Marchon Europe BV. “We have decided to invest significantly more in the travel retail channel for the next years to capture the growth opportunities of the sunglasses category and to capitalize on our continuously expanded branded portfolio. Erwan is going to be a great addition to the Marchon team. He will bring a new point of view as well as critical knowledge and skills to the company. We are excited that he has accepted this new challenge,” said Claudio Gottardi, CEO. Le Guennec brings to Marchon over ten years experience in the luxury sector and strong international expertise. Previously, he was with the LVMH group working as the Travel Retail Director Europe and Africa for Fragrance Brands. In this role, he led international business units as well as managed multicultural teams in sales, trade marketing and finance. Prior to this, Le Guennec helped to create and build the Travel Retail business for Kenzo Parfums in Asia-Pacific. He will be based out of Marchon Europe BV, Amsterdam. “I am extremely honored...
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Chloé Looks Ahead To Spring/Summer 2013

Chloé Looks Ahead To Spring/Summer 2013

Launching in Spring/Summer 2013, Chloé Eyewear debuts a sunwear collection that embodies the iconic elements seen throughout ready to wear collections. Soft shapes and classic colorations complement the feminine silhouette. Graceful details like the metal zipper, the “petal” cut and mirrored treatments adorn frame fronts and temples. Modern and sophisticated, the SS13 Chloe Eyewear Collection is playful and timeless. CE100SL. CE101SL. Nerine sister styles with elegance to spare. Classic shapes are heightened with lush leather embracing aviator (CE100SL) and rounded square (CE101SL) lenses. Metal adornments accent gentle curvatures on frame fronts and color combinations are soft and complementing. CE100SL is available in Bronze/Brown, Gold/Red, Gold/Cream, Gold/Green, and Gold/Black; and CE101SL is available in Gold/Cream, Gold/Khaki, Gold/Black, and Rose Gold/Red. CE102S. A zipper detail at the end pieces, followed by an engraved Chloé logo is a pleasant addition to classic aviator styling of CE102S in the Acanthe styling. Sleek lines molded from golden metal create effortless elegance. CE102S is available in Copper, Gold, Gold/Black, Gold/White, and Gold/Brick. CE103S. CE104S....
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Marchon Acquires Scandinavian Eyewear

Marchon Acquires Scandinavian Eyewear

Marchon Eyewear, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Swedish eyewear company Scandinavian Eyewear. Established in 1948, Scandinavian Eyewear has been designing optical frames for almost 65 years and has been a leader in the Nordic region. Scandinavian Eyewear’s proprietary brand, SKAGA, has made a distinctive mark in the eyewear industry. The acquisition will allow Marchon to penetrate the prominent share the company has in the Scandinavian market and broaden the distribution of proprietary and licensed brands worldwide. Claudio Gottardi, Marchon President and CEO, said, “The acquisition of Scandinavian Eyewear marks another proud moment in Marchon’s continuous global expansion efforts and strategic plans for growth. This company has a rich heritage and a formidable history. The combination of high quality, craftsmanship and classic design perfectly aligns with Marchon’s core values. We look forward to continuing and expanding Scandinavian’s brand equities and presence worldwide in a collaborative partnership.” In addition to SKAGA, the company has a strong portfolio of brands, all unique in style and character. The extensive brand portfolio also includes Oscar Jacobson,...
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Diane von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

Diane von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

The Diane von Furstenberg brand, known for femininity and luxury, debuts an eyewear collection featuring vintage shapes and key components from her ready to wear collection. Inspired by iconic designs, unique hardware such as the chain link, harper buckle and power stone are showcased in this beautiful collection. Through Diane’s sophisticated designs, she empowers women and has helped define a generation. Sun Maya (DVF567S) & Layla (DVF558S). A glamorous metal clasp known as DVF’s signature harper hardware is featured on the temples of Maya and Layla. Both styles include trendsetting color blocking from front to temples. Maya, is a fashionable round frame, while Layla is a vintage inspired wayfarer. Maya includes black, dark tortoise, blonde tortoise, and blue tortoise, while Layla is available in black/tortoise, dark tortoise, tokyo tortoise, and green tortoise. Joy (DVF819S). Classic metal frames are key pieces in the collection. Joy is an easy to wear square with a metal front and plastic temples. The inside temples feature proprietary zyl inspired by the colorful patterns used in Diane’s apparel. Dropped temples add beauty to the DVF Logo. Available in black/gunmetal,...
Filed in: Eyewear, Sunwear
Salvatore Ferragamo Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

For the Fall/Winter 2012 collection, Salvatore Ferragamo Eyewear introduces sun and ophthalmic frames with timeless designs and iconic accents, synonymous with the legendary brand. Translating adornments seen on the FW12 Ready-to-Wear runway, the Gancino and Vara are skillfully placed temple accents made of polished metal and filled with vivid enamel in autumnal colorations. Jewels and crystals are incorporated discreetly, bringing a new level of detail to female ophthalmics. Elegant and eternally chic, the Ferragamo Eyewear collection continues to exceed expectations. WOMEN SF642SR. Fiamma di San Giuliano Ferragamo, the eldest of Salvatore Ferragamo’s six children, created the Gancino handbag for her mother. The Gancino clasp, replicated onto the temples of SF642SR, is inlaid onto zyl and features individually placed rhinestones that illuminate the scripted Ferragamo logo. The classic rectangle is available in Grey Gradient, Beige Gradient, Turquoise Gradient, and Purple Gradient. SF651S. The polished metal of the Vara clasp is delicately engraved with the scripted Salvatore Ferragamo logo. Set against dual-toned temples, this classic clasp adornment brings to life the sophistication...
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Nine West 2012 Fall/Winter Collection

Nine West 2012 Fall/Winter Collection

Nine West, known for its effortless style and timeless fashion, creates a vibrant and colorful sun and optical collection for the 2012 Fall/Winter season. Animal print inspired patterns and textural details are woven throughout the collection, creating dynamic pieces aligned with this season’s trends. Classic styles have been revitalized with new colorations and the combination of metal and zyl materials makes this a stand out collection. SUNS NW518S. Classic every day, enhanced. NW518S features a scattered rhinestone pattern across temples. The rectangular frame shape is modified with a subtle, uplifting butterfly effect. An all plastic frame, it is inspired by the luminous details seen throughout the Nine West 2012 collection. Colors such as blue shimmer and plum shimmer create iridescent appeal; also available in black and tortoise. NW517S. Geometric inspired, this unique sunglass features laser cut edges accent an oversized cat eye frame front. Two tone colorations further accentuate the duality of NW517S, popping against black, matte black, coffee horn, and bordeaux colorations. NW519S. Inspired by the 1970s, sleek and sophisticated sunglasses feature ombre colorations enhancing...
Filed in: Eyewear
Marchon Recognizes ‘Walk Your Talk Walk’

Marchon Recognizes ‘Walk Your Talk Walk’

Marchon Eyewear, Inc. is proud to recognize Jaci and Eric Hasemeyer, who founded ‘Walk Your Talk Walk’, as part of the Eye Make a Difference campaign, which honors and supports ordinary people who’ve made extraordinary differences in the world through philanthropic and charitable work. The Hasemeyers grew their family of five by fostering 30 children and eventually adopting 10. They recognized that older children have a more difficult time in the Foster care system and soon with open arms provided a home for Foster children in Riverside, CA. With their compassion for these children, they realized that they wanted to keep helping by giving a positive impact on their lives and development. The Hasemeyers established the ‘Walk Your Talk Walk’ foundation, which raises funds and awareness for the foster community. “This is the largest grant we have ever received and through your help and support, we hope to change the foster system to help so many more children and youth in America. We want to grow the ‘Walk Your Talk Walk’ by traveling to local foster fairs and opening the eyes of more communities with our vision in helping these children either by volunteering or simply...
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Marchon Takes The World Sight Day Challenge

Marchon Takes The World Sight Day Challenge

An estimated 600 million people in the world are blind or vision-impaired simply because they do not have access eye exams and glasses. Marchon invites everyone to make a difference in the fight to prevent blindness by supporting the World Sight Day Challenge. This global event, held annually on the second Thursday in October, is organized by Optometry Giving Sight and focuses on bringing attention to avoidable blindness and vision impairment. “Marchon is pleased to be involved in the World Sight Day Challenge,” said Claudio Gottardi, President and CEO. “It is an important event to raise awareness and funds in the fight against blindness. Everyone can make a difference by joining in a variety of fund raising events throughout the end of the year.” Participating in the Challenge is easy and fun! Choose an event in your local area and set up a donation page. Then share your link with family and friends via e-mail, snail mail, Facebook or Twitter. If you’re not up to the challenge, you can support others by making a donation to Team Marchon. Practices can also participate by donating a percentage of their eye exam fees or other sales during the month of October, and by inviting...
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New Masculine Valentino Styles

New Masculine Valentino Styles

The Valentino man interpreted by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli expresses real masculinity that is evocative but not nostalgic. The collection features sleek iconic shapes. Distinct contrasts give timeless classics a contemporary edge. Pragmatic details are functional elements. ROCKSTUD (V106S) Two tiny metal studs on these sleek, simple aviator lenses are used to anchor the injected temples. The double bridge is another distinctive element of this timeless frame with large gradient lenses. V LOGO (V105S) The eyes are hidden behind a veil of mystery: gradient lenses are encapsulated in this large square enameled metal frame. A fine silver line runs around the entire lens to create a lustrous touch of pure light. The iconic “V” is engraved on the temple. ROCKSTUD (V631S) This square acetate style with a distinct masculine mood creates a very stylish look. The sleek frame front contrasts with the embellished temples: a metal “V” forms the hinge on the temple and four studs run along its length. For more information visit Marchon Eyewear at marchon.com
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New Syntax Of Style For Valentino

New Syntax Of Style For Valentino

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have written a new syntax of style for Valentino based on precise lines and balanced contrasts. They blend famous fifties looks with hard, metallic inserts that create iconic details. The eyes are the stars: barely veiled by transparent lenses, they are gracefully and charmingly accentuated by the strong browline. VLOGO (V638S) This compact silhouette harmoniously blends curves and angles. A fine line of chromed metal runs along the top of this distinctive, sleek acetate frame and forms a “V” at the nose. The logo is a structural element and also accentuates the eyes. ROCKSTUD (V641S) This bold, flirty acetate frame has a vintage look inspired by cat-eye styles and pin-up girls. Metal studs run like dots along the entire browline. The “V” on the temple is a functional hinge and is accompanied by the logo. FIFTIES (V104S) This large curvy style has the look of a glamorous fifties ice queen and features contrasting colors and materials. The enameled metal frame front is accentuated by a fine gold trim that surrounds the lenses. The temples are customized with the Valentino logo. For more information visit Marchon Eyewear at http://marchon.com/
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Marchon Aquires Dragon Alliance

Marchon Aquires Dragon Alliance

Marchon Eyewear today announced the purchase of Dragon Alliance, one of the world’s leading goggle and eyewear brands in the action sports market. Will Howard, founder and CEO of Dragon said, “This is a very significant day for Dragon. We are very excited about becoming part of the Marchon family. Since our founding in my garage in Capo Beach, California in 1993, Dragon set out to be the leading independent eyewear and accessories brand in the active youth lifestyle market. We do this by supporting the best athletes with the best product, and remaining very connected to our core retailers and consumers. This is the driving force behind the company’s success. With the support of Marchon and VSP, we will become an even stronger company, while remaining true to our heritage.” Fuelling Dragon’s recent growth have been innovative, diversified products in all eyewear categories. There is an emphasis on creating high-quality functional products that appeal to the youth market and push outside the boundaries of the status quo. This includes the recent groundbreaking launch of the frameless Advanced Projects Infinity snow goggle. Claudio Gottardi, Marchon President and CEO said, “This...
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FENDI Spring/Summer 2012 Eyewear Collection

FENDI Spring/Summer 2012 Eyewear Collection

This Spring/Summer 2012 season, FENDI Eyewear debuts a sun and optical collection that embodies the timeless and iconic design elements synonymous with the luxurious fashion house. The double “F” logo is inlayed onto rich zyl in unique form, whether on end pieces or repeating, layered onto triple laminate temples. Color blocking highlights beautiful frame shapes that are skillfully crafted from both custom zyl and polished metal. Sleek and unexpected, FENDI pushes expectations and reinterprets the FENDI “F” to create innovative temples, re-emphasizing the fashion forward philosophy of the legendary brand. SUNWEAR FS5257. FS5257 is inspired by the FENDI “Mia” handbag, which is affectionately called so because of the translation to “mine” and the pride exuded when owning a piece from the legendary fashion house. Crafted from beautiful plastic, the FENDI interlocking double “F” logo is inlayed onto end pieces underneath a distinctive brow that extends towards temples fully wrapped in a repeating FENDI double “F” pattern. The modified cat-eye shape is available in warm colors of black, havana, sand, burnt orange, and blonde havana. FS5261. Featured in the Spring/Summer...
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Nike Vision and Transitions Introduce Nike® MAX Transitions® Sunglasses

Nike Vision and Transitions Introduce Nike® MAX Transitions® Sunglasses

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan., 2012 – Nike Vision and Transitions Optical, Inc. showcased new Nike® MAX Transitions® adaptive sunglasses at the PGA Merchandise Show. Available in two colors, the lenses are responsive to changing light and specifically engineered for sport performance including golf, hiking and trail running. “Quite simply – these sunglasses are a game changer,” said Grady Lenski, global director, Transitions Sunwear. “By combining the best-in-class brand leadership of Nike with Transitions adaptive sun lenses, athletes and sport enthusiasts now have another important piece of equipment to help them up their game.” “Eyewear is a key piece of Nike’s incredible repertoire of equipment to help athletes perform their best,” said Steve Tripi, marketing manager – global, Nike Vision and Marchon Eyewear. “With Transitions Optical’s advanced photochromic lens technology and Nike Vision’s patented Nike MAX Optics, patented engineered tints – such as Max Golf Tint and Max Outdoor Tint – these are the new must-haves for anyone wanting to see sport better, without having to think about it.” COLOR SCIENCE It can seem cosmetic, but color is actually one of...
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Valentino Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

Valentino Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

Contrast is an essence of modern life and style is its synthesis. Keeping today’s women in mind, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccccioli, the Creative Directors of Valentino, blend delicacy and strength, past and present. The Maison’s proverbial romanticism and spirit have found a new balance: a dimension that is both ethereal and resolute. The launch of the Valentino Eyewear collection in January 2012 reflects this plan to create a system of strong elements that convey a message. As always, craftsman attention and couture savoir faire are prominent aspects. Aesthetics and technique go hand in hand, because innovation cannot exist without acknowledgement of the past. Vintage shapes, distinctive silhouettes, and striking contrasts characterize the Valentino Eyewear S/S 12 collection. It features iconic elements of Valentino style interpreted by Chiuri and Piccccioli: lace, precise yet feminine lines, and studs. Lace subtly appears on transparent acetate, shadow-like with a hint of color. Metal studs and inserts accent the shape of the lens. The striking, iconic Valentino “V” becomes a functional element or distinctive detail. Frames are oversized, with curvy silhouettes...
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Chloé Announces a Licensing Agreement with Marchon Eyewear

Chloé Announces a Licensing Agreement with Marchon Eyewear

New York, NY (January, 2012) – Chloé announced today a newly signed license agreement with Marchon, one of the world’s most prominent eyewear companies. The license will grant Marchon the rights to manufacture and distribute the sun and ophthalmic collections under the renowned Chloé brand. The first deliveries will be effective from the 1st of September 2012, formalizing the beginning of a relationship between these two global players in the luxury business. Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye President said “Chloé is proud to partner with Marchon whose optical expertise and worldwide vision will allow women who love the effortless and graceful silhouette of Chloé to enjoy the most technically advanced and stylish eyewear” The Chloé Eyewear Collection captures the fluid femininity of the brand, taking inspiration from their seasonal RTW collection, accessories and iconic pieces which showcase the Chloé brand’s superior use of foundational colors and textures. Claudio Gottardi, Marchon President and CEO said, “This partnership is an exciting one for us. We are extremely excited to be adding Chloe to our expanding global portfolio and attracting new female customers. The...
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