The Los Angeles-based eyewear brand announced on Thursday that it has signed a global licensing deal with Eon Productions to become the official eyewear partner for the upcoming James Bond film No Time To Die.
The Italian eyewear group has bought a 70% stake in Blenders Eyewear LLC from Chase Fisher, who founded the company in 2012 and remains as CEO with a 30% interest. The company’s full valuation was $90 million.
Car maker BMW has inked a five-year licence deal with the eyewear group starting on January 1 2020, for the design, production and distribution of eyeglasses and sunglasses for the BMW, BMW M and BMW M Motorsport lines.
John Galliano has renewed his contract as creative director of the house of Maison Margiela, in a vote of confidence in the controversial British designer by the brand's owner, Italian billionaire Renzo Rosso.