Calvin Klein, Inc., the global lifestyle brand and wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH), and Marchon Eyewear, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of quality eyewear and sunwear, today announced the introduction of the newly rebranded lines of men’s and women’s CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC and CALVIN KLEIN sunglasses and ophthalmic eyewear, designed under the creative direction of Raf Simons, the Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein.
Eyewear for the brand will now be marketed under the CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC, CALVIN KLEIN and CALVIN KLEIN JEANS brand names in line with the recent global restructuring of Calvin Klein’s apparel and accessories under Simons’singular vision for the iconic American brand.
“Raf Simons’ powerful brand vision is driving CALVIN KLEIN forward around the world, category by category,” said Steve Shiffman, CEO of Calvin Klein, Inc. “We are extremely proud of the innovative new eyewear designs that he has conceived and created with the team at Marchon to continue the growth of the Calvin Klein eyewear business.”
“It has been extremely exciting to see the progressive new direction for CALVIN KLEIN under Raf Simons’ tenure,” said Nicola Zotta, President & CEO of Marchon Eyewear, Inc. “We are incredibly proud of our longstanding and collaborative relationship with Calvin Klein and the creative and innovative designs and products that we are jointly creating to further grow the Calvin Klein eyewear business around the world.”
The elevated new branding, refreshed design approach, and composition of the eyewear lines is planned to contribute to increasing visibility and expanding distribution at retail, travel retail and optical accounts. Significant investments globally are also being made in updated branded fixtures, optimized merchandising and increased training for sales representatives and accounts.
This launch represents the latest sunwear offering and the first-ever introduction of optical eyewear under the new luxury CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC brand, designed to complement Simons’ new, elevated ready-to-wear and accessories collections, which are reframing and modernizing the CALVIN KLEIN brand. In the new, highly curated line, architectural silhouettes marry retro and modern aesthetics celebrating elements of the brand’s rich history and future vision. The new styles are rendered in high quality titanium and striated acetate which are artfully conceived by combining delicate materials, including leather, brushed metal and unique design details such as a new signature “fly-away” bridge, as well as vividly striped and color-blocked surfaces. All of the CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC styles, named for the location of the company’s global headquarters at 205 W 39 Street in New York City,are made in Italy and Japan.
The new CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYCline is sold globally in select high-end department stores and luxury boutiques, such as Barney’s, Neiman Marcus, Dover Street Market, Jeffrey, Harvey Nichols and Isetan, as well as in premium sun and optical retailers around the world. It is also available in the CALVIN KLEIN global flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York City, and online at calvinklein.com.Both sunwear and optical styles have suggested retail prices from US$425 to $525.
The new CALVIN KLEIN sun and optical eyewear lines offer dynamic styling and a progressive aesthetic with trend-forward colorations and lenses for men and women. Modernized, polished styles, executed in lightweight, innovative materials such as carved crystal acetate and titanium, are establishing new signature design details for the CALVIN KLEIN brand, such as statement “windowed” bridges, and unique branding and hardware details. The CALVIN KLEIN offering is sold globally in better department stores, including Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor, as well as through sun and optical retailers,CALVIN KLEINstores around the world, and online at calvinklein.com. Both sunwear and optical styles have suggested retail prices from US$139 to $260.
The latest men’s and women’s CALVIN KLEIN JEANS eyewear includes new sun and optical styles in bold colorations that incorporate denim-inspired design details and patterns that are authentic to the iconic denim brand. The new, trend-forward styles combine color and an assertive mix of materials with flash and hologram lenses. CALVIN KLEIN JEANS eyewear styles have suggested retail prices from US$99 to $239 and are sold globally in selected optical accounts as well as in CALVIN KLEINstores around the world, and online at calvinklein.com.
All eyewear for the CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC, CALVIN KLEIN and CALVIN KLEIN JEANS lines is produced under license by Marchon Eyewear, Inc.