John Galliano's signed a licensing deal with Marcolin to make men's and women's eyewear for the next five years according to WWD. The line debuts this fall, includes both sunglasses and eyeglasses and comes five years after Galliano's last attempt at eyewear which ended when the parent company went bankrupt. Galliano says, "Sunglasses and eyewear are essential accessories to make a statement on and off the runway." But what he should have said is that they're essential accessories to build a brand that's accessible to those who are not wearing, and cannot wear, a Galliano gown. Sunglasses are a luxury that even a cash strapped college kid can save for and with the economy's state - even if companies like Gucci and Hermes are posting record numbers - it can't hurt to add something profitable to Galliano's brand. He also says, "I can't wait to begin a new vision on vision." If the eye makeup at his fall '08 show is any indication of said vision - expect lots of color.