TEAMWORK WORKS: Dan and Dean Caten, the identical twins behind the label Dsquared, presented an efficient front Thursday at a personal appearance in Milan’s La Rinascente department store in front of the city’s Duomo. There to greet customers for their new women’s scent, She Wood, the brothers divided up the tasks at hand — Dan signed bottles of the scent, while Dean spritzed it onto wrists. Taking in the crowd of about 150 fans who showed up, Dan said, “It’s crazy. We love meeting the people who wear our scents and our clothes. It makes people understand who we are and that we are passionate about our work.”
STYLE WISE: Hana, a new maker of flatirons, is expanding into adjunct products including hair dryers and serums in a bid to capitalize on the demand for high-end styling appliances. The Philadelphia-based company, which was formed in March this year, counts as its flagship product the Hana Elite Iron, which is priced at $189. But at the end of this month, it is launching two mini flatirons — one in pink, the other in blue — that are collapsible and contract to 5 inches in length, and can be extended to the size of a regular flatiron. They will retail for around $50.
INTER PARFUMS UP: The launch of Van Cleef & Arpels’ Féerie fragrance and Lanvin’s Jeanne Lanvin scent helped drive Inter Parfums SA’s third-quarter sales up 11.9 percent to $109.7 million at average exchange for the period. At constant exchange rates, sales spiked by 17.6 percent, the company stated. The firm, which is the Paris-based subsidiary of Inter Parfums Inc. in New York, reported that sales during the first nine months of the year totaled $306.2 million, an increase of 14.7 percent at current exchange and 21.3 percent at constant exchange. Its Burberry fragrance business generated sales of $194.7 million in the same time frame. That result, which represents an increase of 13 percent year-over-year at constant exchange, was largely driven by the successful worldwide launch of Burberry the Beat, the company said. In other Inter Parfums news, the company said the appointment of Chantal Roos as an independent director will be proposed at a board meeting in November, which is subject to approval.
PANTENE’S NEW LADIES: At a press event earlier this week, Pantene not only revealed the Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion line, a new range that uses cassia seed extract as a natural conditioner, but also revealed its two newest spokespeople. Padma Lakshmi, author and host of “Top Chef,” and Stacy London, co-host of “What Not to Wear,” will be featured in TV ads for Nature Fusion. The four-item line (two shampoos, two conditioners) rolls out to stores in February and will sell for $3.99 each. PACKAGING PACT: Garnier is getting tougher on excess waste. The L’Oréal-owned skin and hair care brand, which signed the ANIA ILEC Eco-Emballages agreement Thursday, aims to reduce its packaging by 15 percent in five years. Garnier stated it is so far the only beauty brand to have signed the agreement, which aims to cut the use of raw materials and CO2 emissions. In other L’Oréal news, the French beauty giant has donated 15 sculptures by artist Etienne-Martin to the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Much of the artist’s work is on display at his namesake museum in Brittany. TRAVEL DEAL: Airport operators Aéroports de Paris and Schiphol Group announced a long-term industrial cooperation agreement Tuesday, which will involve the firms taking 8 percent stakes in each other. The deal, which is expected to be completed by the end of November, is meant to improve the companies’ competitiveness and retail operations and will be signed for an initial period of 12 years. It is expected to generate annual revenue and cost synergies of approximately $93 million at current exchange by 2013, according to the firms, and reduce capital expenditure by $23.6 million on average annually from 2013 onward. ADP’s stake in Schiphol represents an investment of $484.9 million, whereas Schiphol will purchase ADP share capital from the French state to the tune of $694.6 million.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“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)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)