Marchon Eyewear, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of quality eyewear and sunwear, and Calvin Klein, Inc., the global lifestyle brand and wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH), today announced the longterm, multi-year renewal of their global eyewear licensing agreement.
This agreement is for the exclusive design, development, production and distribution of Calvin Klein, Inc.’s ophthalmic and sunglass collections, under the CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC, CALVIN KLEIN, and Calvin Klein Jeans brands. This renewal marks the 25 year milestone since Marchon and Calvin Klein, Inc. first engaged as licensing partners in 1992.
“We are incredibly proud to continue our longstanding and successful partnership with Calvin Klein and be a part of the exciting and reinvigorated brand under Raf Simons’ creative vision,” saysNicola Zotta, President & CEO of Marchon Eyewear, Inc. “Our collaborative teams share the same drive for excellence and we are confident that we will continue to create innovative designs and products that drive the Calvin Klein eyewear business forward.”
“We are pleased to extend our partnership with Marchon Eyewear and believe in the strength of our longstanding collaboration and the quality of the product we are creating together,” confirms Steve Shiffman, CEO of Calvin Klein, Inc. “We look forward to continuing the exciting growth of the global CALVIN KLEIN brand in the eyewear category with our valued business partner.”
Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive, and often minimal, aesthetic. Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, the brand has built a reputation as a leader in American fashion with a clean aesthetic and innovative designs. Global retail sales of Calvin Klein brand products were approximately $8.5 billion in 2016 and were distributed in over 110 countries.
With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. It owns the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, VanHeusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s, Olga and True&Co. brands, and market a variety of goods under these and other owned and licensed brands.