New License Agreement Signed for

Ermenegildo Zegna & AGNONA

By Contributor

February 17, 2014

Milan, Italy – Marcolin  Group  and  Ermenegildo  Zegna  Group  announce  the  signing  of  the  licensing agreement  with  exclusive  rights  for  the worldwide  production  and  distribution  of sunglasses and eyeglasses for the brands Ermenegildo Zegna and AGNONA. Marcolin’s high  quality  and stylistic  standards  perfectly  combine  with  the  style,  exclusivity  and international appeal of  Zegna Group’s brands, renowned all over the world as an example of  Made  in  Italy  excellence.  The  agreement  applies  to  the  overall  brands’  portfoliostrategy; it marks the official debut of AGNONA – since January 2013 under the creative direction of Stefano Pilati – in the luxury eyewear segment, creating a synergy with the other product categories.

Both licensing agreement have a ten-year duration and the launch of the first collections is expected for January 2015.

Giovanni Zoppas, CEO Marcolin Group, said:  “We have in common the same passion for excellence that also characterizes our Atelier approach, from design to production, and we will meet significant and challenging goals. This partnership represents a step together  in Marcolin’s  development  plan,  strongly  supported  by  PAI  Partners,  strengthening  and enriching the brands’ portfolio, adding a leading brand that is among the most well-known and desired in the world such as Ermenegildo Zegna, expanding and contextualizing the feminine offer and boosting the AGNONA contemporary side”.

Gildo Zegna, CEO of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group affirmed, “The ability of Marcolin to interpret in an innovative and creative way the characteristics  and peculiarities  of  the brands’  styles  has  impressed  us.  I  am  convinced  that  this  approach  will  succeed  in creating a precise signature for our eyewear collection in line with the evolution of style and  image  that  Stefano  Pilati  is  designing  for  both  Ermenegildo  Zegna Couture  and AGNONA.  I  am certain  that  from this  mutual  collaboration  and sharing of  values  both groups will  obtain great  satisfaction and will  contribute to strengthening the image ofItalian excellence in the world.”