Signature Eyewear and Carmen Marc Valvo Inks Long Term Extension to License


Los Angeles, CA – Signature Eyewear, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has renewed its Carmen Marc Valvo license through April 30th, 2016.


"We have enjoyed an excellent partnership with the Carmen Marc Valvo team since we began our partnership in 2007," commented Michael Prince, CEO of Signature Eyewear. "As one of our fastest growing brands, this collection continues to expand in customer appreciation and satisfaction. We have seen additional excitement after Carmen’s successful book release of: Dressed to Perfection: The Art of Dressing for Your Red Carpet Moments. His celebrity following and fabulous reputation in fashion is continuing to drive the brand." continued Prince.


Carmen Marc Valvo, based in New York, NY, is an American designer who specializes in couture evening gowns, bridal and cocktail dresses, as well as fine furs and swimwear. It is Valvo's superb tailoring, understanding of fit issues and masterful detailing that has distinguished him from his peers. The eyewear collection will continue to reflect Carmen’s vision in fusing texture, fit and color. "We are fortunate to work with such a great person, who inspires our team with his active participation and passion in his collections," says Jill Gardner, SR Vice President, Signature Eyewear.


"It’s been a great joy working with the team at Signature Eyewear on developing my sunwear and eyewear collections. Their extensive resources enable Signature Eyewear to execute my designs beautifully. I am proud to be working with such an incredible group of people both in design and marketing," says Carmen Marc Valvo.


About Signature Eyewear
Signature Eyewear is a leading designer and marketer of prescription eyeglass frames and sunglasses under internationally-recognized brand names such as Carmen Marc Valvo, Cutter & Buck, Hart Schaffner Marx, Laura Ashley, Michael Stars and Nicole Miller. Signature will be expanding its men’s eyewear and sunwear in July 2011 with the introduction of Hickey Freeman and Bobby Jones sunwear collection. Signature Eyewear's proprietary brands include Dakota Smith, Rough Justice and The Signature Collection. Signature recently introduced a Rough Justice collection of fashion footwear and will be expanding the Rough Justice label to include eyewear and sunwear collection in late summer of 2011. The Company's products are sold in the United States and internationally to opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists, optical retail chains, department stores and fashion retailers. For information, call 1-800-765-EYES or visit the company's web site at www.seye.com and www.roughjustice.com.