Santiago Ramírez, the eminent Mexican psychologist, identified an “excess of macho” attitude in Mexico.
But, as Estée Lauder’s Marc Latiere points out, today’s younger generation is more metrosexual than machista. The change in attitude is helping to fuel the growth of prestige grooming products, which has grown 20 to 25 percent annually over the last five years, according to Latiere. Top brands include Biotherm, Clinique Skin Supplies for Men, Aramis Lab Series and Clarins Men. While these products only account for 6 percent of overall beauty sales (with a retail value of $5.8 million), growth is outpacing other categories. Men’s lines from Lancôme and Shiseido launched recently, and even the mass market business is growing. Nivea research found that 65 percent of related purchases are made by men, reversing the tradition of women buying for their partners.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)