Keeping with tradition, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores tapped a national magazine to seek out some of the latest and greatest trends on the Marketplace show floor. This year, In Style magazine lent its expertise to the hunt. Six style scouts, between the ages of 19 and 22 years old, spent two days going from booth to booth seeking out cosmetics, hair and skin care standouts. Winning the grand prize in skin care were two companies, Nature's Gate for its Rainwater Organics lotion and Lumiport for DermaStyle, an anti-acne device. Juice Organics' Lip Amplifier won for Most Wanted Cosmetic Product, while Physicians Formula was runner-up for its Shimmer Strips multi-colored shimmering bronzer. In hair care, professional brand Alagio took home first place for its Crazy Curl and Silk Obsession ranges. Jean Louis David's new brush line placed second in hair. Hollywood Lips, which makes lip balms and glosses, was named Most Buzz-Worthy Product. Fresh Mineral, which makes mineral makeup, won for Hottest Packaging, while Conair's Infiniti Hair Designer hair dryer won for Best Product Innovation. To help determine this year's winners, the "scouts" reviewed the products and were educated by vendors of the nominated products.
Breaking: @cushnieetochs’ co-founders @carlycushnie and @ochsmichelle are parting ways. After a 10-year run, Ochs is leaving the brand. Get the full story on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
@maybelline’s Kanako Takase had snow bunnies in mind when creating the beauty look for @philipppleininternational. Playing off of the bedazzled snowboards in the collection, Takase mixed two highlighters together for a luminous sheen. #wwdbeauty #nyfw (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
“There’s a huge gap between the old way of doing things and today. It takes the youth to help evolve that. You have to count on the kids today to help lead you into the future. A lot of these retailers are stuck in the past. Communication is the biggest thing,” said @ronniefieg of @kith on the youth’s role in retail. On Monday night, Jeff Staple moderated a keynote session with Fieg and @syresmith at Assembly - a series of workshops, talks and keynotes addressing topics or issues in the apparel industry. Head to WWD.com to read more advice from Fieg and what Smith thinks of his dad @willsmith’s Instagram account and sustainability (📷: @weston.wells)
@joansmalls closed the @michaelkors fall 2018 show in black sequined pants and a varsity T printed with 19 on the front and 81 on the back. 1981 – the year Kors went into business. #wwdfashion #nfyw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“You think your life is going to be a certain way, and nothing you thought would happen ends up happening. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be designing clothes and working with Mickey Drexler, and building something I’m deeply proud of,” said Jenna Lyons. Nine months after leaving @jcrew, Lyons is exploring the meaning of happiness. Read the interview, where Lyons talks about reinvention and more on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Farrell) #jennalyons #jcrew