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Kering Eyewear, Cartier launch collection

Jewellery retailer Cartier has teamed with Kering Eyewear for its latest eyewear collection.

Presented at the Silmo International Optics and Eyewear Exhibition in Paris, it marks the official start of the companies’ licensing agreement.

Described as “timeless”, the collection has three main components, Santos de Cartier, C de Cartier and Panthere de Cartier, and introduces new shapes that aim to “redefine the art of eyewear”.

Effective from January 2, the licensing partnership will see the two luxury groups co-operate to to create a platform for product development, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of Cartier Eyewear.

Under the terms of the agreement, Cartier owner Richemont has acquired a minority stake in Kering Eyewear, which has also integrated the Manufacture Cartier Lunettes entity in France.

In June, a lawsuit was filed against Kering, accusing it of false advertising, unfair competition and fraud for claiming its China-produced eyewear had been made in Italy. Kering has denied all charges.

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