PADUA and DUBLIN—Safilo and Dsquared2 have announced a five-year global licensing agreement for the design, manufacture and distribution of Dsquared2 branded eyewear. Dean and Dan Caten first founded Dsquared2 in 1995, and it is renowned for its uniqueness and creativity. The first optical and sunglass collections, for both men and women, will be presented for the 2022 spring/summer season, and will hit the market in January 2022. Angelo Trocchia, CEO of Safilo Group, said, “We are very satisfied about starting this new partnership with Dsquared2, which represents a great brand addition to our portfolio and a significant opportunity to grow in the fashion luxury segment.

"Dean and Dan Caten’s great stylistic talent, combined with the high market appreciation of this very distinctive brand, which is complementary to the other prestigious brands already present in our portfolio, will ensure excellent results over the years, thanks to the synergy of Safilo’s unique capabilities and Dsquared2’s unconventional and innovative style.”

“Eyewear is a very important product category for Dsquared2,” said Dean and Dan Caten, founders and creative directors of the brand. “We are very happy to start this new partnership with Safilo that will allow us to further strengthen our position in the segment.”