DDF HIRE: Laura Preston has joined Doctor's Dermatologic Formula (DDF) as vice president of retail sales. Preston, who has spent 12 years in the beauty industry, most recently served as vice president of sales at Paula Dorf. Preston will be...
DDF HIRE: Laura Preston has joined Doctor's Dermatologic Formula (DDF) as vice president of retail sales. Preston, who has spent 12 years in the beauty industry, most recently served as vice president of sales at Paula Dorf. Preston will be responsible for all retail negotiations at DDF, as well as in-store activities and retail expansion both domestically and abroad. Previously, DDF cofounder Elaine Linker handled those duties. According to Linker, there are no set expansion goals but the clinically oriented skin care brand is eyeing new distribution in "high-end" chain or independent specialty stores. In addition to 1,500 U.S. spas, DDF is carried chainwide at Sephora, in 24 Nordstrom doors and at Fred Segal Essentials. Internationally, DDF is sold at Harvey Nichols and Boots the Chemists' Pure Beauty concept in the U.K.BEAUTY AT PURPLESKIRT.COM: Robin Coe-Hutshing, founder and creative director of Fred Segal Essentials, has been tapped as Purpleskirt.com's creative director for beauty. The Los Angeles-based fashion e-tail site launched beauty products last fall. Coe-Hutshing will oversee the expansion of the Web site's cosmetics, bath and body and fragrance offerings. Currently, Purpleskirt.com carries approximately two dozen brands, including Anastasia, Delux Beauty, Kai, Linda Cantello, Tocca, and Christian Celle Calypso.AIRTIGHT: Designer Kenneth Cole has confirmed plans this fall to initiate the "Stir the Air" fund--a charitable-giving program established to benefit select charitableorganizations and community services--in conjunction with the launch of his eponymous line of fragrances. The first programs will include initiatives with the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) and HELP USA, the nation's largest provider for housing, jobs and services for the homeless, amongst others.
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.
@beyonce chose a custom gown by @falgunishanepeacockindia for mother @mstinalawson 's second annual Wearable Art Gala last night. The gown, which took 10 days to make, was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto. Reporting by @hernameislex . #wwdeye 👑 🐝#beyonce
After dressing @justintimberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance last month, @stellamccartney has designed the star’s "Man of the Woods" tour wardrobe. Timberlake will be wearing a mix of pieces from McCartney’s fall men's collection as well as custom designs and items from his own closet. #wwdfashion