Pouring rain didn’t deter members of the beauty industry from attending the Independent Cosmetic Manufactures and Distributors’ 2013 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year Awards on Tuesday.
Held at Battery Gardens Restaurant in New York, the awards celebrated innovative products that bowed in 2012. The companies behind the winning brands will take part in the City 2013 Beauty Trunk Show, held Aug. 13 to 30 at New Beauty at Fred Segal, Ron Robinson Apothia, Peninsula, C.O. Bigelow, Henri Bendel, Brownes & Co. Apothecary and Beautysage.com.
“A great brand is a story well told, it has a beginning and doesn’t end,” said Ian Ginsberg, chairman of the board of ICMAD and president of C.O. Bigelow. “It’s not just a great package, there has to be an emotional component to it, now more than ever.”
According to the organization, the event, which has taken place since 2004, is intended to offer a platform for companies to display their products for national retailers. Winners were selected by five judges hailing from the beauty, design and marketing industries, including Ron Robinson, former cosmetics chemist and founder of BeautyStat.com; Maria Corbiscello, president of Studio MC²; Jerome Bérard of Bérard Associates; David Lyon, executive director at Syntex NYC, and Laura Kenney, editor in chief of YouBeauty.com.
At the event, keynote speaker and award presenter Carol Hamilton, president of L’Oréal’s luxury product division, said although she has always worked on big brands, she has a great admiration for the Indies.
“[When looking at new brands for L’Oréal’s luxury division] we look at the brilliance of the brand,” said Hamilton. “But also how they fit into our brand portfolio and if they complement our current brands. I would not want to bring in a competitor, I would want to bring in a sister brand that really builds our portfolio.”
The winners included:
Best Color Cosmetic Product: Ecru Lifestyle Beauty — Beauty Addicts: ShowOff Mascara
Best Skin Care Face Product: Dr. Dennis Gross — Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum
Best Bath & Body Product: Daily Concepts — Your Body Scrubber Best Fragrance Product: Intertrade Europe — Eight & Bob
Best Hair Care Product: Oribe — Gold Lust
Best Color Cosmetic Package Design: Blinc — Ultrathin Eyeliner Pen
Best Skin Care Face Package Design: IT Cosmetics — Bye Bye Redness Color Correcting Cream with Stand & Brush Best Bath & Body Package Design: Thyme — Temple Tree Jasmine Body Lotion Best Fragrance Package Design: Intertrade Europe: Eight & Bob
Best Marketing Print Ad: Cosmetic Insurance Services — Not a Time of Loss Best Social Media Campaign: NYX Cosmetics — 2012 NYX Face Awards
Best Grass Roots Marketing Campaign: The Elixery — Dessa (Lipstick)
Color Cosmetics: Classic Cosmetics — Jelly Eye Shadow
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)