Top Notes: Moschino’s New Love … Wolfer To Resign … Free Man …
MOSCHINO’S NEW LOVE: Fresh after rolling out Moschino Couture worldwide, Euroitalia held a launch event in Milan Nov. 23 for the quirky and girly fashion brand’s new scent called I Love Love. The fragrance, under Moschino’s...
MOSCHINO’S NEW LOVE: Fresh after rolling out Moschino Couture worldwide, Euroitalia held a launch event in Milan Nov. 23 for the quirky and girly fashion brand’s new scent called I Love Love. The fragrance, under Moschino’s Cheap and Chic line, was unveiled by Euroitalia’s team, including president Giovanni Sgariboldi, and Moschino’s head designer, Rosella Jardini. I Love Love will be launched in Italy, Russia and the U.K. in March. It will be the third fragrance under Moschino’s Cheap and Chic label. Industry sources estimate the scent could generate global retail sales of 15 million euros, or $19.9 million at current exchange rates, during its first year. It is slated for a spring launch in the U.S.
WOLFER TO RESIGN: Uwe Wölfer, 61, the member of Beiersdorf’s board responsible for the group’s consumer division, is resigning his post effective March 31 for personal reasons. His contract was due to expire in May 2006. His successor will be named shortly, the group said. Wölfer joined Beiersdorf in 1987 and has been a member of the board since 1994. In an official statement, Beiersdorf said Wölfer was largely responsible for the leadership position of Beiersdorf’s branded businesses under the Nivea, Labello, Florena, Juvena, La Prairie and Eucerin monikers, as well as other brands.
FREE MAN: One year after the Freeman family repurchased their namesake business, the company is launching a new but familiar collection to bring the brand back to its roots. After helping to build the botanical hair care category in the mid-Seventies, the family sold the business in the late Nineties to Dail Corp., which walked away from the business and sold it to The Haithi Group. Now Freeman Beauty Labs, formerly known as phBeauty Labs, is re-introducing its Freeman Papaya hair care collection to the mass market. Each product in the seven-item line of shampoos and conditioners, ranging from Papaya & Lime Overboard Shampoo and Papaya & Mango Massive Moisture 3 Minute Conditioner, has a suggested retail price of $2.99 to $3.99. Hawaiian-inspired bottles are wrapped in colorful graphics, featuring mangos in a tropical beach setting. Promotional spending for the line, which began shipping in November, will begin in April.BEAUTY MARK: ColorMetrics, a young temporary hair color company and the post-retirement venture of former Vogue beauty marketing editor Joan Lasker, is feting its rapid success with the release of HairMarker, a mass market version of ColorMark — the $20 instant liquid touch-up brush for gray roots sold in salons. HairMarker will have a smaller selection of shades and be sold exclusively in Sally Beauty Supply stores this fall for $19.95. ColorMark and HairMarker will expand their presence in January with ColorMark rolling out to Mexico and Canada, and HairMarker bowing in Sally stores in Canada and abroad. ColorMetrics also produces Streekers, $9, a temporary liquid hair color that comes in bright, trendy colors.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty