EssilorLuxottica and Roger Federer have signed an exclusive licensing agreement for the design, manufacture, and worldwide distribution of eyewear between the Roger Federer (“RF”) and Oliver Peoples brands.
The inaugural collection, developed under the combined vision of Federer and Oliver Peoples will launch in the Spring of 2024. The designs will take inspiration from their shared dedication to excellence in one’s craft and appreciation for understated luxury.
“Roger Federer is a legendary athlete, a passionate entrepreneur, and a force in the worlds of fashion and lifestyle. Our shared values and his global influence makes him the perfect partner for us and for the Oliver Peoples brand. We’re looking forward to creating beautiful eyewear together,” said Francesco Milleri, Chairman and CEO of EssilorLuxottica.
Roger Federer said: “I am thrilled to collaborate with Oliver Peoples. I’ve been a fan of the brand for years and have always appreciated their exceptional craftsmanship alongside timeless, elegant designs. We both found great commonality in how we approach our work, and they are a perfect partner for the debut of my RF eyewear collection in 2024.”
Rocco Basilico, CEO of Oliver Peoples, added: “We are excited to partner with Roger Federer. His prominence and cultural impact is legendary and reaches beyond the world of tennis. We very much look forward to what’s to come.”
Roger Federer, one of the most beloved and decorated tennis players in the history of the sport, holds the men’s record for most Wimbledon titles with 8 and has won 20 Grand Slam titles in his illustrious career. The Roger Federer Foundation has created educational opportunities for over 2.5 million children in Africa and his home country of Switzerland over the past 20 years.