PARIS –Interparfums SA expects another year of double-digit growth in 2017.The Paris-based subsidiary of Interparfums Inc., of New York, on Tuesday maintained projections for consolidated revenues, which are anticipated to reach 400 million euros to 405 million euros this year. Operating margin, meanwhile, is on track to hit 13 percent to 13.5 percent, the company said.Philippe Benacin, Interparfums SA chairman and chief executive officer, said that 2017 will be the “third consecutive year of more than 10 percent growth, a performance reflecting, among other factors, a balanced mix in our business between established lines and launches.”A successful introduction this year was Mademoiselle Rochas, and Coach confirmed its success in the fragrance arena, bolstered by the introduction of the label’s men’s scent in the fall, according to Interparfums.Benacin said that the company’s sales gains in 2018 will remain “moderate, at around 5 percent, as we intentionally focus on flanker launches in order to offer us a short breather that is indispensable for the consolidation of existing lines.”In 2018, the group’s revenues should be 420 million euros to 425 million euros, and its operating margin is expected to remain somewhere between 13 percent and 13.5 percent “as robust media investments are to be maintained, assuming exchange rates remain at current levels,” the company said.Alongside Mademoiselle Rochas’ ongoing rollout next year, there will be flanker introductions for Jimmy Choo, Lanvin and Coach, plus the launch of Dance with Repetto in France.Benacin said there should be a renewed acceleration of growth for Interparfums SA in 2019 and 2020, spurred by major projects from the company’s main brands: Montblanc, Jimmy Choo, Lanvin, Coach and Rochas.
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews