De Rigo will manufacture and co-distribute Mulberry eyewear, with the first collection expected to launch during Spring Summer 2019. The collection will be distributed across the Mulberry network which includes flagship stores, the mulberry.com digital platform and select wholesale and optical stores.
Michele Aracri, Managing Director of De Rigo Vision, commented: “We are delighted to collaborate with Mulberry, which shares our commitment to design, innovation and craftsmanship. Mulberry is at an exciting moment in its history and we look to enter this next phase to further develop this distinctive British brand”.
Thierry Andretta, Chief Executive Officer of Mulberry Group, commented: “We are pleased to collaborate with De Rigo, a leading manufacturer of innovative luxury eyewear that blends innovation with luxury. The Mulberry range of eyewear, which will be designed by the Mulberry design team, led by Johnny Coca, will consist of sunglasses and optical frames and is expected to launch during Spring Summer 2019. Eyewear is complementary to the brand’s core leather goods offering and is an important category in building the lifestyle image that will help develop Mulberry into a global luxury brand”.