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Marcolin Inaugurates Its New Manufacturing Facility Based In Fortogna

Marcolin Inaugurates Its New Manufacturing Facility Based In Fortogna

Marcolin SpA, a worldwide leading eyewear company, inaugurated on 3rd July 2015 its new manufacturing facility in Longarone (Fortogna area), already functioning since the beginning of May. This operation is part of the quality enhancement process undertaken by Marcolin and allows the company to double its in-house Made in Italy production, while also increasing the area’s local employment. The starting activities at the Fortogna facility, according to the company’s medium-long term development plan, will increase the production of acetate fronts and temples in Italy. This enhancement will help serve the needs resulting from new brands added to the company’s portfolio, as well as the structural growth of some markets. Marcolin, in fact, has signed licensing agreements with fashion and luxury brands that are characterized by Made in Italy development and production, a guarantee of creativity and quality perfectly expressed by the local artisan tradition. In the 3.500m² factory, 143 employees will be fully operative by July, with 30 of them as new hires. During the current year, the workforce will grow by 40 additional individuals along with an increase in the production’s volume. The...
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Marcolin USA Announces New Appointment

Marcolin USA Announces New Appointment

Marcolin USA announced today that Ben Wolf has been appointed senior vice president of sales for the optical channel reporting to Fabrizio Gamberini, CEO for Marcolin USA. In this role, Ben will be responsible for leading an integrated Marcolin USA optical channel sales strategy to support the company’s current and future growth. Ben most recently served as vice president of sales for the fashion department in the optical channel at Marcolin USA, where he was responsible for creating and executing its sales strategy, across the luxury brand portfolio. “Ben is a proven leader with many years of experience in the eyewear industry and we look forward to his strong leadership at Marcolin USA as we continue to drive integration and our robust brand portfolio across to our customers in the optical channel,” said Fabrizio Gamberini. About Marcolin Marcolin, among the worldwide leading companies in the eyewear industry, stands out for the pursuit of excellence, continuous innovation and the unique ability to faithfully combine design and Italian craftsmanship with the DNA of each brand. The brand portfolio includes: Tom Ford, Balenciaga, Ermenegildo Zegna, Agnona, Montblanc, Roberto...
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Marcolin And Iconix Brand Group Renew Licensing Agreement For Candie’s, Bongo And Rampage Eyewear

Marcolin And Iconix Brand Group Renew Licensing Agreement For Candie’s, Bongo And Rampage Eyewear

Marcolin SpA, a worldwide leading eyewear company and Iconix Brand Group are proud to have extended their licensing agreement for the design, production and distribution of the eyewear collections of sunglasses and optical frames for Candie’s, Bongo and Rampage brands. These renewals extend the partnership until 2020. Initially launched through licensing partnerships with former and acquired Viva International Group in 2008, the relationship is now managed by Marcolin USA. Fabrizio Gamberini, CEO Marcolin USA, affirmed: “We are very happy to renew our long standing partnership with Iconix Group. Marcolin is looking forward to promoting our business together to the maximum extent.” Lanie List, Chief Merchant, Iconix commented: “Marcolin is the best in class and we are thrilled to continue to grow Candie’s, Bongo and Rampage eyewear business with them.” About Marcolin Marcolin is among the leading companies for eyewear and stands out in the luxury sector for high quality of products, focus on details and a prestigious distribution network. In December 2013, Marcolin finalized the acquisition of Viva International Group significantly strengthening its brands portfolio...
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Marcolin Announces New Styes From Just Cavalli Eyewear

Marcolin Announces New Styes From Just Cavalli Eyewear

The Just Cavalli Spring/Summer 2015 Eyewear collection exudes a spirit of innovation and a real non-conformist attitude, with the style of these new frames representing the perfect incarnation of the brand’s original vibe. The new collection has an urban influence running through it, with contemporary, eclectic features in every model. Squared lines alternate with more rounded profiles, with pilot and cat-eye frames featuring heavily, while a variety of materials and engaging colour combinations bring home the brand’s unconventional spirit. SUNGLASS COLLECTION Elements of transparency and carefully matched materials characterize unisex sunglass style JC672S, featuring a rounded profile. The frame acetate front creates a bold contrast with the transparent temples, which allow a glimpse of the metal core within. The Just Cavalli logo is imprinted onto the initial part of the temples. Traditional colors alternate with more daring options, adding a touch of unique style to these easy-to-wear sunglasses. A broad, bold profile and truly distinctive detailing lends a strong sense of personality to the JC679S sunglass style for women. The feminine lines of the front section create a subtle...
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Marcolin Joins The Guess Foundation In Support Of Peace Over Violence For Denim Day 2015

Marcolin Joins The Guess Foundation In Support Of Peace Over Violence For Denim Day 2015

Marcolin, a leading eyewear company known for its high quality of products, focus on details and a prestigious distribution network, is proud to partner with Guess for a second year in a row in support of L.A.-based non-profit Peace Over Violence in its mission to end sexual, domestic, and interpersonal violence. Marcolin, together with its NJ headquarters and optical channel sales representatives, helped support the Guess Foundation’s goal to encourage men and women everywhere to wear jeans on April 29, 2015 and take a stand against violence. Guess promoted Peace Over Violence’s Denim Day messaging in storefront windows and in-store signage all around the world, email marketing, mobile marketing and social media posts. To assist in spreading the message, Marcolin launched two activities in the optical channel to create awareness, including an exclusive Denim Day Trunk Show and a nationwide account-focused contest to wear denim. New spring 2015 sunglass styles from the Guess Eyewear collection, including men’s style GU 6842, which features temples enhanced with dynamic mesh cutout detailing, were among the items on sale with proceeds going towards Peace Over Violence. In honor...
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Sam Jones in Diesel Eyewear

Sam Jones in Diesel Eyewear

Sam Jones in Diesel Eyewear (DL0142_01N style): the American actor is best known and still remembered for playing the title character in the 1980’s film “Flash Gordon“. Image provided by Marcolin U.S.A. Eyewear Corp.
Angelica Bridges in Guess Eyewear

Angelica Bridges in Guess Eyewear

  Angelica Bridges in Guess Eyewear (GU7385_45B style): the American actress, model and singer is the leader of the pop group “Strawberry Blonde” and achieved fame thanks to her roles in the TV series “Days of our lives“and as “Taylor Walsh” on the internationally popular television series “Baywatch“. Image provided by Marcolin U.S.A. Eyewear Corp.
Marcolin Strengthens Its Presence In The Nordic Market Opening A Branch In Sweden

Marcolin Strengthens Its Presence In The Nordic Market Opening A Branch In Sweden

Marcolin SpA, a worldwide leading eyewear company, as part of its international development process with direct access to the control of individual markets, announces the opening of a branch in Sweden, based in Frösundaviks (Stockholm). This branch, named Marcolin Nordic operating from the end of February 2015, has been established in order to oversee the market of Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland and Sweden) in a more controlled and focused way and distribute all the brands in the portfolio. Valerio Giacobbi, General Manager of Sales, Marketing and Business Strategies of Marcolin, declared: “The decision to establish a branch in Sweden comes from the potentials of the Nordic market and the relevance that the optical segment has for us and for this area. The wide range coverage of our offer and the direct control will allow us to respond optimally to the needs of the market and strengthen our partnerships with local customers”.   About Marcolin Marcolin is among the leading companies for eyewear and stands out in the luxury sector for high quality of products, focus on details and a prestigious distribution network. In December 2013, Marcolin finalized the...
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Marcolin Announces The Early Renewal Of Its Licensing Agreement With TBL Licensing, LLC

Marcolin Announces The Early Renewal Of Its Licensing Agreement With TBL Licensing, LLC

Marcolin SpA, a worldwide leading eyewear company, and TBL Licensing, LLC announce today the early renewal of the licensing agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of Timberland® optical frames and sunglasses. This agreement extends the partnership duration until December 31st 2018, with the possibility to expand it for an additional 2 years. Giovanni Zoppas, CEO Marcolin, affirmed: “Timberland is a brand of worldwide relevance with a precise position in the lifestyle market and in our portfolio of brands. We are very pleased therefore to continue on with this successful partnership for many years.” “Marcolin and Timberland have developed a very strong partnership over the past 12 years, grounded in shared values and a passion for the Timberland brand and the promise it holds,” said Katherine Cousins, VP Licensing & Accessories for Timberland. “We’re excited to renew this partnership, and will continue to work closely with Marcolin to bring innovative and stylish Timberland eyewear to consumers around the world.” About Marcolin Marcolin is among the leading companies for eyewear and stands out in the luxury sector for high quality of products,...
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COVERGIRL Eyewear Launches New Designed to Fit Collection

COVERGIRL Eyewear Launches New Designed to Fit Collection

COVERGIRL Eyewear launches four new styles to its Designed to Fit collection for Spring 2015. The sub-collection is designed to provide a more comfortable fit for customers with unique facial features and size requirements. The new styles resonate with the brand’s innate philosophy to appeal to women of all ages and ethnicities by offering specialized size options, including larger eye sizes and increased temple lengths, while delivering trendy and colorful designs. The collection captures the fun and fresh spirit of the COVERGIRL lifestyle, enhanced by a rich color palette that compliments any skin tone. Feminine embellishments, including stones, enamel and laser patterns add excitement to each style. “We are very pleased to offer such an exclusive collection in the COVERGIRL lineup,” said Fabrizio Gamberini, CEO of Marcolin U.S.A. Eyewear Corp. “We are also very proud of our partnership with the COVERGIRL brand, including our recent license renewal with The Procter&Gamble Company for the design, production and distribution of COVERGIRL Eyewear in the American market.” A rhinestone metal plaque adorns the temples of style CG0439, adding a splash of elegance to this handmade...
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Emilio Pucci Eyewear Collection Preview

Emilio Pucci Eyewear Collection Preview

Emilio Pucci presents its new eyewear collection for the fall-winter 2015/16 season, produced and distributed by the Marcolin Group following the new licensing agreement between the two organizations. Laudomia Pucci, CEO of Emilio Pucci, declares: “Two Italian success stories, Emilio Pucci and Marcolin, have partnered together, giving rise to a licensing agreement for Emilio Pucci sunwear and optical collections. Merging creativity and know-how, brand values and innovation, our shared passion has brought forth a collection with a strong character and a touch of irony. We consider eyewear a strategic part of our business and Marcolin is the ideal partner to help us strengthen and grow the business, not only on the stylistic side, but also in terms of production and worldwide distribution, whilst maintaining the high standards of “Made in Italy” excellence”. Giovanni Zoppas, CEO of Marcolin Group, says: ”We are very pleased and honored to start our collaboration with Emilio Pucci today. It’s a brand with a very unique position in the consumers’ mindset due to its extraordinary heritage, iconic and with a great and long-standing tradition. In common we have high affinity...
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Eva Longoria Wearing Tom Ford Eyewear By Marcolin

Eva Longoria Wearing Tom Ford Eyewear By Marcolin

The Mexican-American actress and model Eva Longoria wore TOM FORD EYEWEAR eyeglasses, a brand produced and distributed by Marcolin Group, during the press conference of the “Global Gift Gala Dubai”, held on December 14th, to promote the 11th Dubai International Film Festival & Dubai Cares. As Honorary Chair of the Global Gift Gala, the actress hosted the charity auction that raised funds generated to support The Eva Longoria Foundation, Sunrise K, Global Gift Foundation and Dubai Cares associations, which improve the lives of women and children through philanthropic projects. The style chosen by Eva Longoria is TF5318, a cat-eye frame that epitomizes sexy intelligence with its combination of acetate top and temples and fine metal lower rims.
Marcolin & Ginko Group Sign A Joint Venture For The Chinese Market

Marcolin & Ginko Group Sign A Joint Venture For The Chinese Market

Marcolin SpA, a worldwide leading eyewear company, and Ginko Group, a longstanding operator in the Chinese eyewear market, announced today the incorporation of a joint venture for the Chinese market. Purpose of the deal is to improve the partners’ presence in Mainland China and to expand and strengthen the development of direct distribution of Marcolin products in the region. GINLIN Optical Shanghai Ltd Co., the name of the new joint venture, is a Shanghai-based company owned on a 50/50 basis by Marcolin and the Ginko Group. Marcolin’s CEO Giovanni Zoppas said: “I’m very proud and excited to enter into this joint venture. Ginko Group and Marcolin have a very complementary background and attitude: the two of us are longstanding in the industry and reliable partners for their respective clients. That’s why I’m sure this joint venture will deliver extra-value to the Chinese eyewear market.” Ginko Group’s President Kuo Chou Tsai declared: “Starting business in China since year 1992, Ginko Group has been conducting quality commodity, good service and innovation as the target of enterprises. It’s our honor to cooperate with Marcolin, a worldwide leading eyewear...
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Marcolin To Double In-House Made In Italy Production

Marcolin To Double In-House Made In Italy Production

Marcolin, a worldwide leading eyewear company, announced today the acquisition of a new 3.500m2 manufacturing facility in Longarone (Fortogna area), in the heart of the eyewear district. This move is in line with its mid-long term strategy of creating value leveraging on the opportunities offered by the development of high-end products, consistent with Marcolin’s historical DNA. Company’s employment will strongly benefit of this operation as well. The new site, starting operations from mid-2015, will double Marcolin’s in-house Made in Italy production: this is the answer to structural good sales’ performance and, on top, to the opening of new directly managed markets mixed with new highly recognized brands in the portfolio. The company has recently signed license agreements with fashion and luxury brands like Ermenegildo Zegna, Zegna Couture and Emilio Pucci, all of which (in addition to Tom Ford, Montblanc, Balenciaga, Roberto Cavalli, Dsquared2 and Diesel) have a policy of developing and manufacturing their products in Italy, and whose superior creativity and quality are perfectly expressed by the local artisan tradition. Marcolin’s CEO Giovanni Zoppas said:...
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Montblanc Celebrates 90 Years Of Its Iconic Meisterstück

Montblanc Celebrates 90 Years Of Its Iconic Meisterstück

On the occasion of the 90th Anniversary of the legendary Meisterstück, Montblanc’s iconic fountain pen, Marcolin has also created a two-piece limited edition eyewear collection. The timeless elegance and sophistication of the Meisterstück, present in the all the 90th Anniversary Collections of watches, jewellery, writing instruments and leather, is also highlighted in the two eyewear models. The frames pay homage to the finest craftsmanship for which the Maison is renowned and showcase the highest eyewear manufacturing standards. Both the eyeglass and the sunglass models take inspiration from the characteristics that have made the Meisterstück one of the world’s most famous luxury icons. The eyeglasses are defined by a sleek design and rounded contours with polished finishings. The plated rose gold frame features the iconic emblem and signature engravings that emphasize the purity of this classic silhouette. The geometric profiles and the iconic three-rings motif on the temples reveal an understated elegance inspired by the stylistic tradition of the world-famous Meisterstück. The aviator sunglasses feature gold-plated frames with grey, polarized lenses and have been created...
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