L’Amy America Launches KENZO Eyewear in the US

L’Amy America Launches KENZO Eyewear in the US


Wilton, CT. – March, 2015.  L’Amy America is pleased to announce the launch of KENZO Eyewear in the U.S. 


The KENZO Eyewear line consists of both ophthalmic and sunwear.  KENZO’s trademark is spontaneity and fun. KENZO has a fresh attitude with respect for the heritage of the brand.  KENZO Eyewear is for the woman or man who’s not afraid of color and prints.  


The fashion house of KENZO was started in 1970 as Jungle Jap, a boutique in Paris at Galerie Vivienne where the founder Kenzo Takada, sold his handmade women's collection. KENZO debuted its first men’s ready-to-wear collection in 1983, and its kids and home collections in 1987, followed by KENZO fragrances in 1988.


In July 2011, Carol Lim & Humberto Leon, founders of the OPENING CEREMONY fashion retail stores and private label collection were appointed Creative Directors of KENZO. Using the brand’s DNA, the duo have given KENZO their take on the revolutionary spirit with which the brand was founded. Today, with Carol and Humberto's passion for spontaneity and fun, KENZO has a fresh attitude with respect for the heritage of the brand continuing the original vision of creating clothes and eyewear for the woman or man who's not afraid of color and prints.


The eyewear collection will be launched with 23 styles consisting of both ophthalmic and sunglasses and is available for immediate distribution.


Stephen Rappoport, President of L’AMY America, says, “We are very pleased to partner with KENZO, such an iconic Paris Fashion house.  We will bring to the U.S. market a line of eyewear with a trademark that has spontaneity and fun with colors and prints for both women and men.”


L’AMY America is part of Groupe TWC-L’AMY – the largest accessory company in France.  Established in 1810, the group develops eyewear for brands such as ANN TAYLOR, BALLY of SWITZERLAND, BALMAIN, CARVEN, CERRUTTI 1881, COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR, KENZO, NINA RICCI, ROCHAS, SONIA RYKIEL, SPERRY TOP-SIDER, AND TED LAPIDUS , as well as its own house brands.  Groupe TWC- L’AMY brings together eyewear, watches, handbags and jewellery under one international accessories company.


For more information contact Cheryl Canning at Cheryl.canning@lamyamerica.com, 800/243-6350 extension 348.