According to WWD, sunglass manufacturer Luxottica Group SpA has signed an agreement with Stella McCartney to
design, produce and distribute Stella McCartney sunglasses worldwide. The first collection will launch in summer of 2009. The company said
McCartney “will personally follow each step of the creative process,
together with the Luxottica design and product team.” The license
agreement will last for an initial term of six years and is then
automatically renewable for an additional five-year term.
McCartney first produced an eyewear
range with Safilo in 2003, an agreement that expires at the end of 2008.