Serving as president of perfumery since 2010, Armand de Villoutreys is expanding his role to president of ingredients at Firmenich, effective July 1. Strengthening synergies between the perfumery and ingredients divisions, the appointment is part of the fragrance company’s mission to build up its natural ingredients.“By bringing our perfumery and ingredients teams closer together, I am [pleased] about the creative potential ahead,” de Villoutreys said. “Our excellence in perfumery with award-winning creators, combined with the industry’s finest ingredients portfolio, gives us an undeniable edge to delight consumers and win with our customers.”In addition to the new appointment, Amaury Roquette, vice president of sales and ingredients, will report directly to de Villoutreys while leading the ingredients business globally.De Villoutreys first joined Firmenich in 1999 as the general manager of fine fragrance in Europe, then succeeded Patrick Firmenich in 2001 as vice president of fine fragrance, globally. He was appointed to the company's executive committee when given the role of president of perfumery in 2010. With his new role, de Villoutreys will continue to report to Gilbert Ghostine, chief executive officer of Firmenich.“Since Armand’s appointment as president of perfumery in 2010, he successfully advanced the leadership of our perfumery business year-on-year as evidenced by our number-one position in fine fragrance and our growth leadership in body and home care,” said Ghostine. “By extending his vision, deep industry knowledge and customer intimate to ingredients, I am confident that he will take the group to new heights.”De Villoutreys aims to grow the natural ingredients division at Firmenich with a commitment to providing natural ingredients in a sustainable and traceable way. This commitment will be cemented through partnerships with sources like Jasmine Concrete, the leader in flower extraction in India.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)