Padua, Italy and Paris–Luisa Delgado, CEO of Safilo, and Elie Saab, the eponymous Lebanese designer, announced today the launch of the very first ELIE SAAB eyewear collection.
The licensing agreement has been signed and will run until 2025. The first collection will be available worldwide starting from January 2017 in a selected network of exclusive eyewear specialists and in ELIE SAAB boutiques worldwide.
The ELIE SAAB eyewear collection will celebrate the philosophy of its creators, with “sophisticated designs and the finest craftsmanship, showcasing intricate details, precious materials and a lightness that is characteristic of the house. The collections will be crafted in Italy and Japan, using the most refined and qualitative techniques.”
“We are delighted to work with Mr. Elie Saab and proud of his trust in us. This long-term partnership offers a unique opportunity to create, craft and distribute worldwide exquisite eyewear that represents infinite creative inspiration, timeless elegance and preciousness,” Delgado said. “With this new brand, we enhance our portfolio and open new opportunities for Safilo to play in the Atelier segment, as outlined by our 2020 Strategic Plan.”
According to Saab, the eyewear collection is the next evolution of the designer brand’s accessories expansion.
“In Safilo, I have found a partner of trust able to operate at the highest levels of sophistication, envisioning and then bringing to life my creative vision in wondrous frames of outstanding quality, with the finest materials and details.”