The Marcolin Group has signed a 5-year licensing agreement for the production and distribution worldwide of a line of men's and women's sunglasses and prescription frames under the brand John Galliano. Signed with Les Jardins d'Avron, the company that produces and distributes the designer's products, the deal will take effect from September 2009 and may be stretched for a further two years after its expiration. Marcolin's first John Galliano Eyewear collection will be launched in the Fall of 2009, focusing on prestigious retail accounts, department stores and John Galliano boutiques.