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.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews