Cosmoprof North America is gearing up for its beauty trade show, which will be held this year in Las Vegas from July 29 to 31, with several new programs.First up was a global view of beauty trends from around the world at the Ron Robinson store in Santa Monica, Calif., earlier this week. The event, entitled “The Beauty of Trends,” showcased a selection of trend-forward products launched at the worldwide Cosmoprof shows in Hong Kong, Bologna, Italy, and Las Vegas. It was attended by influencers, buyers and media. “Cosmoprof is the only beauty platform that offers a truly global showcase to the industry, spotlighting beauty trends and innovation from around the world,” said Daniela Ciocan, marketing director of CPNA, who moderated the panel. Trends highlighted included girl power, sustainability, portability, cooling, edibles, the marriage of beauty and technology.In March, CPNA will showcase some of its key exhibitors via collaboration with Los Angeles Fashion Week, kicking off March 15. CPNA will present key indie brands in a limited-edition Boutique beauty box loaded with new items. The box was created by HCT Packaging and includes more than $200 in buzzy brands such as Eve Pearl, Pink Pewter, My Skin & Co., Hue for Every Man and Royal Apothic.“It is no secret that fashion and beauty are inherently linked,” Ciocan said. That was the genesis for combining the two to offer a look at upcoming brands on display at the show in July. “With so many celebrities, influencers and tastemakers at both of our events, this collaboration brings tremendous value to everyone involved,” stated Arthur Chipman, executive producer of LAFW.Also new this year at CPNA is a program called Beauty Vanities. Created to provide access for smaller brands to make a splash at the show, the show space offers value pricing for upstart brands. The prerequisites are that brands are new to the U.S. or have a limited retail footprint with no more than 10 stockkeeping units. The companies must also be ready to launch and financially secure to honor rollout costs.“Beauty Vanities was specifically created as an entry point to give smaller companies that are new to the market a little extra ‘TLC’ at our expansive international exhibition,” Ciocan said. Participation in the Beauty Vanities special also gives exhibitors access to many of CPNA’s programs such as Boutique — an on-site sampling bar — buyers programs, TV shopping auditions and innovative social media programs, such as Beauty-E Zone, CPNA Beauty Reviews and See It @ CPNA.Over the past few years, CPNA has ballooned into the “must-see” beauty exhibition. Last year, more than 36,780 attendees prowled the 1,278 exhibitor’s booths for compelling launches. Among the curated specialty areas were Discover Beauty, Discover Green, Tones of Beauty and two new exhibits: Discover Green Leaf for green, eco-friendly, clean, organic and natural items targeted for spa and specialty retail; and Discover Pack for packaging innovations. As always, retailers praised the efficiency of one-on-one “speed dating” meetings held during the show. Retailers attending included HSN, Barneys New York, Kohl’s, Pharmaca, QVC and Amazon.
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
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.