Ermenegildo Zegna and Marcolin sign license agreement for eyewear
March 5, 2014: Ermenegildo Zegna Group has signed a licensing agreement giving exclusive rights for the worldwide production and distribution of sunglasses and eyeglasses for the brands Ermenegildo Zegna and Agnona to Marcolin Group. The agreement applies to the overall brands’ portfolio strategy and marks the official debut of Agnona, Zegna’s women’s brand, under the creative direction of Stefano Pilati, in the luxury eyewear segment.
Both licensing agreements have ten-year duration and the launch of the first collections is expected in January 2015. Giovanni Zoppas, CEO Marcolin Group, said: “We have in common the same passion for excellence that also characterizes our Atelier approach, from design to production, and we will meet significant and challenging goals.”
Gildo Zegna, CEO of Ermenegildo Zegna Group, said, “The ability of Marcolin to interpret in an innovative and creative way the characteristics and peculiarities of the brands’ styles has impressed us. I am convinced that this approach will succeed in creating a precise signature for our eyewear collection in line with the evolution of style and image that Stefano Pilati is designing for both Ermenegildo Zegna Couture and AGNONA.”
Marcolin Group’s portfolio of brands under license includes Tom Ford, Balenciaga, Montblanc, Roberto Cavalli, Tod's, Swarovski, DSquared2, Diesel, 55DSL, Just Cavalli, Cover Girl, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction and Timberland. The Group's own brands include Marcolin, National and Web.