Safilo hosted around 40 women at its NYC design showroom on March 17 to network over a chic breakfast.

Bringing together women in the optical industry, Safilo’s second “Women in Optics” breakfast kicked-off the second day of Vision Expo East (and St. Patrick’s Day!) in style at its design showroom overlooking Fifth Avenue.
Women chatted and had the chance to view various collections from Safilo brands such as Carrera, Dior and Polaroid, plus eyewear designed by students at Parsons School of Design, which was produced by Safilo. Designer Rebecca Minkoff, whose sunglasses and ophthalmic collections will launch later this year and early next year, respectively, (to be manufactured and distributed by Safilo), welcomed the crowd via a pre-recorded video. A spring-like table set with succulents and greenery created an airy, feminine feel as guests tucked into delicious fare and individually introduced themselves to discuss their contributions and dedication to the optical industry.

Bottom Left: Elena Amadini, Dior Distribution Director, Safilo North America; Christina Cappelluzzo, Business Development Manager; Denise Strain, Manager of Sales Administration, Safilo USA; Stefania DiPalma, HR Director, Safilo North America Bottom Middle: Elisabeth Morikawa, VP, Sales Operations, Safilo USA; Carolyn Delaney, Business Development Manager, Safilo USA; Giovanna Noe, VP, Public Relations and Communications, Safilo North America bottom right: Laura Dorris, Business Development Director, VISION WEST buying group and Eden Wexler, Director of Public Relations, Safilo USA


Eyewear designed by students at Parsons School of Design was on display in the showroom, where guests had the chance to vote for their favorite.


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