CANNES, France — As in numerous local markets, newness remains a key growth driver in travel retail.
Among products and upcoming projects showcased at the TFWA exhibition were:
Beaute Prestige International: Product extensions for Jean Paul Gaultier’s Le Male line of beauty products for men, including a mascara and a self-tanner. Also under the Gaultier moniker will be limited editions of the designer’s women’s fragrance, Classique. One includes a perfume extract clad in a hand-tailored corset that reportedly takes 15 hours to concoct.
Clarins: Three fragrances are in the works, including one each for the Clarins and Thierry Mugler brands, plus a debut scent for Stella Cadente.
Cosmopolitan Cosmetics: Escada Rockin’ Rio, a limited-edition fashion fragrance, will be launched in February. A new Escada women’s fragrance is planned for the second half of 2005. Anna Sui Secret Wish is scheduled for a worldwide launch in May, and a men’s scent for Dunhill will come out in the first half of 2005.
Estée Lauder Cos.: While showing off the new Be Delicious initiative at a cocktail party here, the brand also unveiled the scent’s male counterpart, which will launch next year. And on the flanker front, in addition to its Lauder Pleasures Exotic scent, Clinique will bow Happy to Be, a new flanker for its Happy franchise, worldwide this spring. Lauder also will roll out a summer initiative for its Aramis Life brand.
Euroitalia: I Love Love, the new Moschino Cheap & Chic scent targeting women ages 25 to 35, will be out for Valentine’s Day in Europe and in the U.S. later.
Guerlain: In 2005, Guerlain will focus heavily on color cosmetics and plans to unveil a 30 stockkeeping-unit lipstick line, Kiss Kiss, worldwide next September. A new travel retail scent, Love Is All, is expected for February, and an eau de toilette for L’Instant de Guerlain is planned, among other projects.
Inter Parfums: A Lanvin men’s fragrance is set to launch by yearend 2005, with a women’s scent set to roll out six months later, and a Celine masterbrand is scheduled for spring, said Philippe Benacin, ceo of Inter Parfums S.A.Lancaster: Miami Glow, the new Jennifer Lopez fragrance, will bow this spring, and a new initiative for JLo could come by yearend 2005. A Jil Sander Sport masterbrand and a men’s Joop fragrance will come in late spring, as will summer fragrances for Davidoff Cool Water, Cool Water Woman and Cool Water Deep. Vivenne Westwood’s Anglomania, which bowed in the U.K. two weeks ago, will roll out worldwide in the spring.
L’Oréal: A new Cacharel women’s scent and possibly a new women’s scent for Lancôme are being planned for next year.
Loewe: Perfumes Loewe’s biggest initiative for 2005 is its Solo Loewe men’s scent. Inspired by the “harmony of extremes,” it is now rolling out to stores in Spain and Portugal. Some markets in the Middle East are set to get the fragrance by yearend, and a further rollout is expected in the first half of next year.
Procter & Gamble Prestige Beauté: Christopher West, global brand manager for Yohji Yamamoto Parfums, a division of Procter & Gamble Prestige Beauté, showed a men’s counterpart to the designer’s recently launched signature women’s scent. “Yohji wanted everything to be about the delight of discovery,” said West. To wit, designer Henry de Monclin created a bottle that appears to be rectangular from the front but that is actually curved.
Puig: In addition to showcasing its already popular Prada scent, the firm showed buyers 212 Sexy, a Carolina Herrera initiative that will launch in the U.S. in April and later in travel retail.
Unilever Cosmetics International: The firm is gearing up to launch its next Chloé fragrance next year and a Vera Wang initiative is said to be in the pipeline. It could be launched next year.
Marc Rosen held a Chinese-themed reception Wednesday evening at the Hotel Carlton to announce the international launch of his fragrance, Shanghai, including a debut in China Nov. 15.
Versace: Giver Profumi managing director Ferdinando Silva Coronel threw a gala for its latest women’s scent, Versace Crystal Noir, on Tuesday night. Silva Coronel said the scent already is reporting strong sales, mostly in London.Riviera Concepts: The firm showed off its Hummer fragrance, which already is reporting strong sales in U.S. department stores, said Adrian Ellis, company president.
Ferragamo Parfums: Luciano Bertinelli, managing director of fragrances at Salvatore Ferragamo, shared Incanto Dream, an offshoot of its Incanto franchise, which is set to bow in February. The scent targets Asian consumers and features a tweaked Incanto bottle and juices. He also said a men’s version of its Emanuel Ungaro Apparition scent is set to bow in 2005.
Donatella Versace will receive the International Award at the 2018 @cfda awards, which were announced tonight. Tap link in bio for a list of all the nominees and honorees. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @rahirezvanistudio )
The 2018 @cfda Awards nominees are out! @virgilabloh for @off____white for is nominated for Womenswear Designer of the Year. Tap link in bio for all the nominees. #wwdnews #wwdfashion ( 📷: @simonelezzi)
@chanelofficial is suing high-end vintage retailer @whatgoesaroundnyc for trademark infringement, a move that could cost the retailer millions. The French fashion house claims that it’s not only unintentionally sold counterfeit goods on occasion, but that it’s “gone out of its way to create an association with Chanel,” which does not exist. Read Chanel’s statement on WWD.com #wwdnews (@aitorrosasphoto)
Exclusive: Guillaume Henry has left @ninaricci, the fashion house said on Thursday. “After three years of mutually gratifying creative collaboration, Nina Ricci and Guillaume Henry have together decided that the designer will depart the house after the presentation of the fall-winter 2018-19 collection,” Ricci said in a statement. Get all the details on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
“When Bella enters a room all heads turn,” said @peterphilipsmakeup, creative and image director for @diormakeup. Last night, the two celebrated the product launch of Dior’s Lacquer Plump in Los Angeles with other celebs like @parisjackson, @winnieharlow and more. Head to WWD.com to see the rest of the photos from the night (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
“These shirts are an art form, it’s about getting the message out to as many people as you can. It breaks down the pretentiousness of the art gallery,” says Kumasi Sadiki, cofounder of @ebayontheblock, a store that sells merchandise by New York artists who are shifting their attention to clothes as a wearable medium. Pictured here is a design by artist @joegarvey_, one of the first to spearhead this movement. Head to WWD.com to read @mistywhitesidell full story on how their designs have become merch for the underground elite #wwdfashion
@netaporter is dedicating a part of its website – called the Fine Jewelry and Watch Destination – to highlight its high-end jewelry. The hub will feature products on the site, as well as incorporate styling advice and educational content about high-priced jewelry items. Get more details on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories
For “The Cher Show,” an upcoming musical based on @cher’s life and career, @bobmackie is once again collaborating with the singer in designing the costumes. For decades, Mackie has designed glitzy stage costumes and red carpet looks for the 71-year-old Grammy winner. Pictured here is a sketch of some of the pieces in the wardrobe of the musical, which is set to debut in Chicago on June 12 before making its way to Broadway #wwdeye