Upcoming capsule collection by Karl Lagerfeld & Italia Independent

Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of Karl Lagerfeld stated: "I love the idea of bringing together two incredibly creative personalities and style icons of the caliber of Lapo and Karl"

Marchon, the market leader of the eyewear sector and KARL LAGERFELD eyewear licensee since 2008, and Italia Independent Group have announced the launch of a capsule collection by KARL LAGERFELD and ITALIA INDEPENDENT. The partnership is part of a two-year contract that will come into effect October 2013."We are excited about our participation in such an innovative collaboration" stated Marchon CEO Claudio Gottardi.


"I love the idea of bringing together two incredibly creative personalities and style icons such as Lapo and Karl and achieving a surprising product" said Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of Karl Lagerfeld.


The capsule collection includes vision frames and sunglasses for men and women. By combining the famous designer's eclectic style and the aesthetic perception of ITALIA INDEPENDENT, this collection will be both sophisticated and innovative.


The capsule collection will consist of 3 sunglasses (1 for women, 1 for men, 1 unisex) and 3 vision frames (1 for women, 1 for men, 1 unisex). The launch is expected in October.


Italia Independent Group will handle the Italian market and Marchon will take care of the international distribution of the collection.


The capsule collection will be identified by a specific logo that mirrors the combination of the two creative companies.
Talking about the partnership and the new capsule collection, Karl Lagerfeld said: "I love velvet gloves on iron hands and velvet eyewear ... on eyes of steel".


Lapo Elkann, cofounder and president of Italia Independent Group, said, "I am proud of this collaboration that is an extraordinary example of team work by a multinational company like Marchon, an iconic brand like Karl Lagerfeld, and a rapidly growing brand - Italia Independent. It is significant recognition of the work that has been done over the years by Italia Independent with regard to product innovation and development; the passion for I-I by an icon like Karl Lagerfeld is an endorsement of the velvet effect eyewear we launched in 2009.