Optical Prism July 2019 - Page 44

Glimpses SAFILO, KATE SPADE RENEW LICENCE AGREEMENT Safilo and Kate Spade New York, the world-renowned life and style brand, have announced the renewal of their global eyewear licencing agreement for the exclusive design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of Kate Spade New York branded sunglasses and optical collections. The agreement will run until June 30, 2026. 42 Optical Prism | July 2019 “The long-standing relationship with Kate Spade, which began back in 2000, is a success story which has seen the growth and expansion of the brand in the eyewear sector, making it today a leader in the high contemporary consumer segment, especially in North America, which represents the largest market for the brand’s eyewear. The collections are very well appreciated by our customers as demonstrated by the increasingly positive business it is generating both with optical and sun frames,” says Angelo Trocchia, CEO of Safilo Group.