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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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REM Eyewear & Mondottica UK Join Forces To Conquer The World

REM Eyewear & Mondottica UK Join Forces To Conquer The World

US-based REM Eyewear and UK-based Mondottica announce the expansion of their joint venture, Remdottica, to demonstrate an increased commitment to global partnerships and reaffirm their dedication to serving the needs of customers around the globe. The expanded partnership will allow for Remdottica to share experience and expertise while keeping a close eye on regional trends and facilitating superior logistics. The move also brings REM’s entire collection of quality eyewear brands to Europe for the first time. Remdottica, which launched in September 2011 to distribute Converse Eyewear throughout the UK, Republic of Ireland, Holland, France and Spain will now encompass all of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and include REM’s entire portfolio of branded eyewear from John Varvatos, Jones New York, TUMI, Lucky Brand and Cosmopolitan. European customers can expect notably faster delivery times, regionally-based customer service and an expanded collection of brands as early as September 1, 2013. According to REM’s CEO, Mike Hundert, “The expansion of Remdottica to cover all of the REM business throughout EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) is a natural progression of the...
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Polaroid Eyewear Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Polaroid Eyewear Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Polaroid Eyewear celebrated its 75th Anniversary, Tuesday 11th December, at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The event was enjoyed by a thousand people from USA, South America and Europe together with personalities such as Leigh Lezark, Whitney Port, Adam Driver and Carson Kressley. The New York based DJ trio “The Misshapes” performed during the evening. The guests discovered, explored and interacted with the brand’s technology, heritage and innovation, whilst they were introduced to how Polaroid Eyewear is moving forward into the future. The main focus of the event was the unveiling of the new Polaroid Plus collection which will be on sale from Spring 2013. Guests were also invited to experience polarization through a striking glare installation which demonstrated the unique and perfect vision of the Polaroid polarized lens. The celebration took place at MoMA, whose collection of Architecture and Design includes  an original pair of 1946 Polaroid sunglasses: a unique piece manufactured by the American Optical Corp. and donated to MoMA by Edgar Kaufmann Jr., heir to the famous family home Fallingwater, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This pair of Polaroid sunglasses is among...
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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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De Rigo Vision Now In The USA

De Rigo Vision Now In The USA

De Rigo Vision SpA,  a world leader in the eyewear sector, has strengthened its presence in the United States through the opening of a new subsidiary. De Rigo Vision USA, entirely controlled by De Rigo Vision, will be starting business in Sunrise, Fla. by September. The company will handle sales of the Group’s eyewear and sunglasses collections through opticians across the U.S. The company said its decision stems from a broader plan to manage distribution in strategic markets directly and to integrate the group’s presence in the U.S., where it already operates in partnership with Marr International for the sale of its sunglasses collections exclusively through department  and specialty stores. Guillaume Pottecher, who most recently and for 12 years was head of operations for Logo of the Americas, will serve as general manager of the new company, drawing on his extensive experience in the eyewear sector and his great understanding of the U.S. market, particularly regarding the distribution of luxury brands. The company will be developing sales networks to focus initially on seven of De Rigo’s collections of optical frames and sunglasses: Chopard, Ermenegildo Zegna, Givenchy,...
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Massimo Renon Head of Business Region EMEA

Massimo Renon Head of Business Region EMEA

Safilo Group, worldwide leader in the premium eyewear sector, has appointed Massimo Renon Head of Business Region EMEA. Massimo Renon will assume the role in September, reporting directly to Roberto Vedovotto, Chief Executive Officer of Safilo Group. Massimo joins Safilo from Ferrari, where he held the role of Global Head of Sales and After Sales. He previously gained over 10 years’ experience in Luxottica, where he successfully held several positions of increasing responsibility in Italy and internationally, becoming New Europe Region Director before leaving. Roberto Vedovotto, Chief Executive Officer of Safilo, stated: “I am extremely proud to announce the appointment of Massimo Renon as the Head of our business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. With a turnover of about Euro 460 million, the EMEA region is at the heart of Safilo’s global presence in the markets. The competitive scenarios and growth challenges that characterize this huge area of potential consumers have led us to join forces with Massimo for a path of future growth, which, thanks to his personal and professional background, will certainly be a great success. His leadership combined with a deep knowledge of the...
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