HAPPY HOUR: Men’s grooming brand Zirh is adding a line of specialty soaps, called the Cocktail Bar Collection, to its assortment of skin care and fragrances. Each bar in the five-item range is priced at $15. The line includes the mint green Cucumber Martini, which contains vitamin C, and is designed to hydrate and soothe irritation. The line will be sold at Bloomingdale’s and zirh.com. L’OREAL HONORS: Laureates for the 11th annual L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science have been announced. Chosen from five geographical regions, the laureates are Tebello Nyokong of Africa and the Arab States; Akiko Kobayashi from Asia-Pacific; Eugenia Kumacheva represents North America; Athene M. Donald hails from Europe, and Beatriz Barbuy will take the award for Latin America. The honorees will each receive $100,000 in recognition of their contribution to science and will be feted at an awards ceremony in March. ARNICA ADORED: Adorage, the skin care line carried in dermatologists’ offices and spas, has added a post-cosmetic procedure item to its assortment called Arnica Gel. The item, 1.7 oz. for $50, uses a 30 percent concentration of the herbal extract, which is said to have antiseptic, antiinflammatory and other healing properties. Typically arnica is used in beauty products, in everything from skin care to hair care, in lower concentrations. Adorage Arnica Gel is slated to be launched at doctor’s offices in January.
MANHATTAN EXPANSION: Skin care marketer 3Lab has expanded its distribution in Manhattan from Barneys New York to include Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Meatpacking District location. The beauty destination, at 34 Gansevoort Street, carries close to the full 3Lab range, which includes 22 facial skin care items, including M Cream, which contains apple-derived stem cells, meant to boost cell regeneration. 3Lab is also carried at saks.com and barneys.com.
TOTAL ADDITIONS: Total Beauty Media Inc. has named Judy Hsieh to its management team as vice president of Online Business Development, and Ann Marie MacDougall as director of sales. Hsieh most recently was with Yahoo, and MacDougall was director of business development for RealAge Inc. Total Beauty Media owns and operates TotalBeauty.com, an online catalogue of beauty products. CLEO SPA’S EXPANSION: After recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, Cleo Spa and Salon is expanding its Zen-inspired space located at Trump Place in New York. The 5,000-square-foot space will feature holistic treatment facilities including acupuncturists and herbalists, a stone waterfall and an art gallery space. The spa will offer services such as an organic spray tanning booth. Jung has five spa locations and plans to open another location in TriBeCa next fall.
LATEST ADDITION: Drom Fragrances has announced the addition of Kevin Verspoor to the fragrance team. Verspoor, who has created fragrances for Jennifer Lopez, Bath and Body Works, Victoria’s Secret, Slatkin and Co., Riviera Concepts and Sephora, will be based in the company’s TriBeCa fine fragrance studio in Manhattan.
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)
The @cfda has shifted the dates of #NYFW, with Men’s showing on February 5 through February 7, and Women’s will directly follow, running from February 8 through 14. The preliminary schedule will be released on the CFDA’s web site in the next few days, but Mark Beckham, VP of marketing for the CFDA, revealed that @rafsimons will be back to close the men’s-specific part of the week with a show on February 7 #wwdfashion (📷: Kelly Taub)
@ferragamo is introducing a new space dedicated to the development of women’s and men’s leather good samples. The laboratory, which is created eco-friendly materials and designed to reduce the environmental impact of the manufacturing processes, will allow the company to expand its accessories offering through traditional artisanal approaches. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
How does a “regular, degular, schmegular” girl from the Bronx, N.Y., become a Grammy-nominated artist with a certified platinum record in less than a year? Call it the @iamcardib come up. The 25-year-old has become a musical sensation, and the fashion world is taking note. “If I could describe her style I would say drama. She’s really into the dramatics,” says Cardi B’s stylist @kollincarter. See how Carter styles her bold and out there looks with the link in bio. #wwdfashion
“There is no formula. There is no guideline. I can watch Ted Talks all day, but there is no one who can advise me on exactly what it is I should be doing,” said @ronniefieg, CEO of @kith, in an interview with WWD’s @ariahughes at the brand’s new SoHo office in Manhattan. Head to WWD.com to see how Fieg went from hanging out in shoe stockrooms at 13 to building his own business. #wwdfashion (📷: @weston.wells)
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion