HBA Global Expo kicked off its annual trade show here at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Tuesday morning with some industry notables, including a keynote address by Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients founder Horst Rechelbacher, and an award presentation-acceptance speech by Carol’s Daughter’s Lisa Price to singer-entertainer Mary J Blige.
As usual, Rechelbacher entertained and stunned the packed house with his knowledge and outlook on the state of the beauty industry. In his speech, he discussed how people should change their personal lifestyle to one that is more natural, organic and sustainable, since the materials we depend on to make everything from lipstick to panty hose are to be depleted in mere decades.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"