Marchon Eyewear, Inc. and Victoria Beckham Ltd., announced today that they have entered into an exclusive, long-term global licensing agreement for sun and optical eyewear.
New collections developed under the licensing agreement will roll-out globally beginning Fall 2019. The collections will be developed in Italy and will continue to embody Victoria Beckham’s intuitive and refined aesthetic, taking cues from the brand’s distinctively modern ready-to-wear and accessory offerings and sophisticated femininity.
Said Paolo Riva, CEO of Victoria Beckham Ltd., “This new partnership with Marchon comes at an exciting time for the business, as we work towards reaching our global potential and expanding the brand following a series of strategic partnerships and appointments since our new shareholders NEO Investment Partners joined the business at the end of last year. Eyewear is synonymous with our founder and this license will allow us to scale our presence in the eyewear retail market and capitalize on Marchon’s technical innovation, expertise in product development and global distribution network, whilst continuing to offer our customers a product that they can feel empowered in, and excited by. Marchon is an industry leader working with such dynamic, iconic brands, so we are delighted to announce this partnership with them.”
“Victoria Beckham has done a remarkable job of building a true luxury brand with a confident identity and authentic point of view, and our organization is immensely proud to be collaborating with Victoria and her team,” said Nicola Zotta, President and CEO of Marchon Eyewear, Inc. “We believe that the Victoria Beckham brand is on the rise and quickly becoming one of the most influential in the industry. We are committed to the success of this partnership and look forward to producing eyewear that characterizes the brand’s trend-forward designs and contributing to the brand’s continued global growth.”
The new line is planned to be sold globally in select department stores, specialty stores, and premium sun and optical retailers, as well as in Victoria Beckham retail locations and online at victoriabeckham.com.
About Victoria Beckham Limited
Victoria Beckham Limited is a London-based fashion brand, comprising multiple categories including two ready-to-wear categories: the mainline Victoria Beckham and its companion line, Victoria, Victoria Beckham together with Accessories and Eyewear.
Since launching in 2008, the Victoria Beckham fashion brand has developed a distinctive and modern language of clothing. Developed at Victoria’s studio in London, it showcases only the finest craftsmanship and materials. The brand has won critical acclaim and multiple industry awards, including Best Designer Brand and Brand of the Year at the British Fashion Awards. In 2017, Victoria Beckham received an OBE for her services to the fashion industry and 2018 nominated for Designer Womenswear at the British Fashion Awards.
With offices in London and New York, a flagship store in Mayfair and in central Hong Kong, and over 400 stockists in over 50 countries internationally, Victoria shows her mainline collection at London Fashion week.
In 2017, NEO Investment Partners invested £30m in the business as a strategic partner and shareholder. In addition to NEO, Victoria Beckham Limited is owned by Beckham Brand Holdings, which is owned equally by Victoria Beckham, David Beckham and Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment.
About Marchon Eyewear
Marchon Eyewear, Inc. is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of quality eyewear and sunwear. The company markets its products under prestigious brand names including: Airlock, Calvin Klein, Chloé, Columbia, Diane von Furstenberg, Dragon, Etro, Flexon, G-Star RAW, Karl Lagerfeld, Lacoste, Liu Jo, Longchamp, Marchon NYC, Marni, MCM, Nautica, Nike, Nine West, Salvatore Ferragamo and Skaga. Marchon Eyewear distributes its products through a global network of subsidiaries and distributors, serving over 80,000 accounts in more than 100 countries. Marchon Eyewear is a VSP Global company, which as a doctor-governed company, connects its 88 million members to affordable, accessible, high-quality eye care and eyewear. Its industry-leading businesses combine to bring quality eye care insurance, high-fashion frames, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology, and connected experiences to increase access to eye care around the world. For more information, visit www.marchon.com and follow @marchoneyewear.