Talk about a world view: While the Personal Care Product Council usually focuses on issues impacting the industry from the vantage point of Washington, D.C., this year’s annual meeting was considerably broader in scope. Topic number one: the harmonization of product and ingredient regulations around the world.
To that end, representatives from 11 industry trade organizations— including China, South Korea, Australia, Canada and the European Union— participated in the three-day event, held at The Breakers hotel in Palm Beach, Fla. PCPC chairman and chief executive officer of Elizabeth Arden E. Scott Beattie stressed the importance of the gathered representatives “working together to keep the industry strong and focused” to prevent “regulatory overreach” and effect “global harmonization efforts.”
The message was well received by the 475 attendees, who included L’Oréal’s Karen Fondu, Procter & Gamble’s Patrice Louvet, Coty’s George Cleary, Shiseido’s Heidi Manheimer and Estée Lauder’s Thia Breen. “We can’t be in isolation,” said Breen. “There’s no turning back with this. It’s global.”
Multiple brands were also in attendance, on hand to meet with the many magazine publishers and editors who attend the meeting. Fresh’s Jean-Marc Plisson revealed plans for a new fragrance come September, while Sally Hansen showed a gel polish formula with glitter, also to be introduced in the fall.
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)