Converse Inc. and Marchon Eyewear Inc. entered into an exclusive, long-term global licensing agreement.

New sun and optical collections designed under the partnership will drop globally beginning in January 2021. The range of 16 sunglasses and 43 optical glasses will include recognizable motifs and design elements to the brand.

“Marchon is thrilled to partner with Converse, an iconic brand that has a longstanding position in the footwear and apparel industry,” said Nicola Zotta, president and CEO of Marchon Eyewear. “We look forward to designing unique eyewear collections which will embody Converse’s style and authenticity, while also being a part of the brand’s growth and continued legacy.”

“We are excited to announce our partnership with Marchon Eyewear,” said Jon Tappan, VP/GM of apparel & accessories for Converse. “As we work to strengthen the Converse accessories business, we know that Marchon’s expertise in the eyewear space will complement and enhance our efforts to create products that serve the needs of our consumer, while enabling their individual style.”

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