Drom Fragrances announced Bertrand Lemont as its new president of North America on Tuesday. Lemont started the position on Sept. 1.Lemont, who worked at Drom Fragrances in Paris 22 years ago as global account manager, returns to the fragrance company to drive strategy and business development in the U.S. and Mexico.“I have always been very fond of [Drom Fragrances] and its people,” Lemont said. “In the current U.S. market environment, Drom has an amazing opportunity to capture market shares within the midsize high-growth domestic brands. These brands are looking for the right partner like us that can provide highly creative solutions to their needs while being very agile and quick to market.”Lemont comes back to Drom with two decades of experience in the fragrance and beauty industries, managing fine fragrance accounts like Estée Lauder, Yves Rocher, L’Oréal, Unilever Prestige, Coty Inc. and Avon. He most recently worked as an industry consultant at large beauty companies and investment firms helping with creative development and fragrance strategy.He replaces Robert Stapf, who held the role for 15 years and left the company last fall after a restructuring at Drom Fragrances U.S.
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.
@beyonce chose a custom gown by @falgunishanepeacockindia for mother @mstinalawson 's second annual Wearable Art Gala last night. The gown, which took 10 days to make, was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto. Reporting by @hernameislex . #wwdeye 👑 🐝#beyonce
After dressing @justintimberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance last month, @stellamccartney has designed the star’s "Man of the Woods" tour wardrobe. Timberlake will be wearing a mix of pieces from McCartney’s fall men's collection as well as custom designs and items from his own closet. #wwdfashion