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.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)