Marchon Eyewear, which is already a the long-time licensee of Nike for glasses, has entered an exclusive, long-term global licensing agreement with Converse. The New York-based company replaces De Rigo as Converse’s licensee. The Italian eyewear manufacturer obtained the Converse license after taking over the American company REM Eyewear in 2016. The sun and optical collections designed under the new partnership will roll out globally at the beginning of January. Taking cues from the brand’s footwear, most notably the Chuck Taylor All Star and Pro Leather models,the corresponding eyewear styles will feature recognizable motifs and design elements such as the “All Star” patch and “Star Chevron” logo. The initial assortment will comprise 16 sunglasses and 43 optical styles, targeting all genders and ages from 12 to 35, while claiming to resonate “around the world and across generations.” The eyewear line will be sold globally in select sun and optical retailers, as well as online at Marchon’s web shop, eyeconic.com.