Although Clinique’s sales figures speak for themselves—the brand is posting blistering growth in skin care and makeup that’s almost twice the current industry average—Lynne Greene, its global president, believes in making your voice heard. It’s a lesson she learned early on, after earning a swift reprimand from a boss when she wasn’t forthcoming with a direct answer to a question she’d been asked. Since then, Greene has built a career on developing a strategic vision that’s as bold as her communications style. At Clinique, which she’s headed since 2006, Greene’s focus has been equally as direct: Respect the heritage of the brand and reinvent it for the future. Sounds so simple (simplicity is a key hallmark of Clinique), but boy, has it been successful. With its huge buzz-generating launches of late, like Even Better Clinical, Chubby Sticks and Bottom Lash Mascara, Clinique has become the brand to beat, making Greene the perfect cover story for this, WWD Beauty Inc’s first Power Issue. Discover Greene’s vision, and how she’s executed it, in “On Top of the World” on page 32.
The nine people featured in “Revolution In Bloom” are no strangers to bold visions, either, but there’s a good chance they’ll be strangers to the beauty community. Each comes from an industry outside of ours—one is a robotics expert, another is a graphic designer who has developed an intriguing, and very revelatory, system for analyzing numbers, another is the sage of social media—but what they all have in common is the ability to impact how we see the world and do business. Find out who they are (and why they matter) on page 38.
Power takes many different forms, not the least influence. Tom Pecheux is undoubtably one of the most influential makeup artists working today. A favorite of magazine editors, designers and supermodels alike, Pecheux has demonstrated the ability to bring his rarefied vision down to earth for real women, too, most recently in his work as creative director of makeup for Estée Lauder. A superchic Frenchman who seems equally at home in the worlds of prêt-à-porter and punk (he named his dog Sid Vicious), Pecheux brings all of his interests to bear in his work. To see what life is like for the artist during one of his most frenzied periods, we asked photojournalist Michael Nagle to trail Pecheux during New York Fashion Week in February. The results are in “Major Tom” on page 44. And for a complete overview of the major hair and makeup trends to emerge from the New York runways, turn to “Cool Rules” on page 11.
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
Jewelry label @alisonlou has made a name for itself with fine jewelry that speaks to the Millennial market. Now @twallz21 reports that the label is bringing those playful ideas to a new affordable line of lucite hoops with the launch of Loucite by Alison Lou. Here’s a look from the line modeled by @emrata. #wwdaccessories
@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion