JANUARY:1: Stefan F. Heidenreich joins Beiersdorf as chief executive officer.1: Former president and ceo of Sephora Jacques Levy dies.3: Vincent Boinay is appointed international retail director of L’Oréal’s Luxe division. 4: Louis Vuitton confirms fragrance debut with perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud.5: Equity firm Weston Presidio invests $170 million in indie cosmetics brand Too Faced.5: Australian premium hair-care brand Fudge is acquired by PZ Cussons plc.13: Balenciaga signs actress Kristen Stewart to be the face of its new scent, Florabotanica.18: Dessange International broadens its reach in the U.S. with the acquisition of the Fantastic Sams hair salon franchise. 19: Drybar inks a $16 million deal with Castanea Partners to expand globally. 19: SkinMedica Inc. buys mineral makeup brand Colorescience.21: Natura Bissé founder Ricardo Fisas dies in Barcelona of injuries suffered in a traffic accident.23: U.K.-based Designer Parfums acquires the Ghost fragrance brand.26: Jeff Nugent, former Neutrogena president and Revlon ceo, launches Elayda Professional Skin Care.
27: WWD reports second-quarter profits in Procter & Gamble Co.’s beauty division fell 8 percent to $802 million.30: Tria Beauty, worth an estimated $32.5 million, announces its plan to go public and raise $86.3 million. The IPO was ultimately called off.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim