HSN DEBUT: Pangea Organics is helping make the case that organic skin care products have reached their tipping point this year. The Boulder, Colo.-based brand made its HSN debut Thursday, is launching next week at Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong, will hit Macy’s shelves in October and, in the spring, will enter Sephora stores in Europe. Pangea founder Joshua Onysko estimated the brand has tripled its distribution in the past year and will be available in 2,000 doors by the end of this year. He added that Pangea has experienced growth surpassing 650 percent in the past 20 months and expects to generate some $10 million in sales this year. “This has been the fastest year of my life,” he said. For holiday, Pangea is introducing three different gift boxes containing three items each that, when planted, sprout spruce trees. The gift boxes are priced at $30 to $40, while Pangea’s entire range runs from roughly $7 to $40. The brand has also partnered with Dr. Seuss Enterprises LP on a kids’ line called The Lorax Project, which will be unveiled with some 21 products in the spring.
BASIC MOVE: Basic Research, the Salt Lake City-based distributor of the StriVectin and Amatokin skin care brands, has named Brad Stewart president. Stewart, a 25-year veteran of finance and operations, joined the firm in May 2007 as chief financial officer. Prior to joining Basic Research, Stewart had spent eight years at Arthur Andersen. He also has directed and completed two initial public offerings and has experience in foreign exchange transactions. GREEN SCENE: Neal’s Yard Remedies will host its first annual Natural Beauty Honours award ceremony next Thursday, which will pay tribute to people the British beauty brand believes have helped increase eco-awareness in the health and beauty fields. The first recipients of the accolade will be designer Bella Freud, Zac and Sheherazade Goldsmith, Jade Jagger and Green & Blacks chocolate brand founder Josephine Fairley. CREATIVE LAUNCH: Niche fragrance marketer Creative Universe is rolling out its seventh scent, a citrusy blend of green mandarin, vanilla, amber and rose petals that’s called Element of Attraction. The women’s eau de toilette, which was first introduced in June, is to reach a new women’s fashion boutique, called Pas de Deux, on East 11th Street in Manhattan next week. Element of Attraction comes in a 4.3-oz. bottle priced at $72. The Creative Universe brand, which was launched in 1995 by founder Beth Terry, is carried at 150 stores worldwide including Barneys New York and Colette in Paris. BOUFFANTS AND BUBBLY: Starting November, frizz-phobes visiting the Channel Islands will be able to head straight to the Grand Hotel Jersey for tress-taming over cocktails. The hotel has teamed up with straightening irons brand GHD to offer the “GHD Spa Bar” — tables located in its Champagne bar equipped with straighteners and moveable mirrored screens. The service is free but on weekends, patrons must book in advance and purchase of a bottle of Champagne.
@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