PARIS, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- KARL LAGERFELD SAS announced today a strategic licensing alliance with Marchon Eyewear, Inc., to create KARL LAGERFELD men's and women's eyewear starting with the 2008 collection. The agreement will give Marchon, one of the most prominent eyewear companies, the exclusive worldwide license to design, manufacture and distribute both the sun and ophthalmic collections for the KARL LAGERFELD eyewear line.
"Dark glasses are like portable eye shadow and the world looks more beautiful through tinted glasses. Everybody looks 10 years younger," states Karl Lagerfeld. "That is why I wear dark glasses always."
"It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of the eyewear collection by legendary designer, Karl Lagerfeld. His influential style and distinctive designs will be offered in both sun and optical frames," said Al Berg, President and CEO, Marchon Eyewear, Inc. "The exclusive KARL LAGERFELD brand will complement Marchon's expanding global portfolio."
The new collection has been developed in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld and the design duo Christian Roth and Eric Domege, who are supporting Marchon on this exciting launch. The design and palette will reflect the spirit and sophistication of the KARL LAGERFELD brand. The sunwear collection will debut at retail in January 2008 and the eyewear collection in April 2008.
Both collections will be sold worldwide in select department stores and specialty stores.
About KARL LAGERFELD SAS
KARL LAGERFELD SAS and its affiliates design, source and market the internationally acclaimed signature ready-to-wear collection KARL LAGERFELD, a high end luxury collection which is designed and shown in Paris; in addition to the contemporary men's and women's denim collection K KARL LAGERFELD. The Company also offers an array of related accessories through strategic licensing agreements. The Company's products can be found in boutique specialty stores and department stores worldwide.
Marchon Eyewear, Inc.
Marchon Eyewear, Inc. is one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of fashion and technologically advanced eyewear and sunwear. The company has a balanced and impressive range of collections with patented products and world-famous brands including Calvin Klein, ck Calvin Klein, COACH, Emilio Pucci, FENDI, Michael Kors Collection, Nautica, Nike and Sean John. Headquartered in New York, Marchon Eyewear, Inc. markets and distributes its products globally with regional headquarters in Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Tokyo and sales offices serving customers in a network of over 80 countries. Production facilities are located in Italy, Japan and other countries, allowing maximum flexibility.
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