Have you noticed how revolutions are happening faster and faster in the beauty industry? Think of the speed with which BB creams became entrenched in the market. Or the amount of time—less than five years—it took for Clarisonic to catapult into the top-five rankingin prestige skin care. This issue of WWD Beauty Inc takes an in-depth look at the developments that are most impacting the global industry now.
The aforementioned BB craze is not only indicative of the popularity of multitasking products, it also points to the growing power of Korean beauty brands. This has become particularly pronounced in China, where companies like AmorePacific Corp. and LG Household and Healthcare are establishing dominance in the midtier range of the market.
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?"