Celebrity cosmetics lines are the new celebrity fragrances.But unlike the latter category, which has seen better days, skin-care and color lines from Victoria Beckham to Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are outperforming even the most established players in the space.Just ask Jenner, who in an exclusive interview with WWD earlier this month revealed sales projections surrounding her Kylie Cosmetics business for the first time. In just 18 months, the 20-year-old's brand did $420 million in revenues — blowing past peers that see a fraction of that if they're lucky. Jenner's collection is projected to hit $386 million in sales by year's end, and if all goes according to plan, Kylie Cosmetics will become a billion dollar business in five years' time.Similarly, Jenner's big sister, Kardashian, dipped her toes into the cosmetic space in June with her first contour kit, which according to industry sources did more than $14 million in sales in under 24 hours. This is just the beginning for 36-year-old Kardashian, who in the next year will introduce additional products, largely complexion based.Then there is Beckham, who first introduced her Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder line last September as a 14-piece capsule — 15 counting the $1,200 limited-edition light box — that was initially sold in 450 doors. Come fall, Beckham will double her product offering and triple distribution to 1,200 doors. Rumors are flying that Beckham is on track to become Lauder's next Tom Ford Beauty, with a permanent collection on the horizon that could be an enormous sales driver for its parent company.A new player to the celebrity makeup game — Rihanna — is gearing up for the release of Fenty Beauty by Rihanna. The line, of which little is known, is slated to hit Sephora and Harvey Nichols Sept. 8. — and remains one of the most anticipated launches of the year. On Sept. 28, Madonna's MDNA Skin collection, which launched in Japan in 2015, is coming to the U.S. The skin-care range, which retails from $50 for cleanser to $250 for moisturizer, will be sold exclusively at Barneys New York for a year and see a national rollout for fall 2018.
“I design by visualization. I see things, and most of the time they’re not practical to actually make, and what I’ve found here, it’s like anything’s possible. This is the first time that I’ve made a sole unit in two months. That process usually would take six, so here’s a difference,” said @virgilabloh of the first sneaker sample he created for @louisvuitton, pictured here. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim
“I genuinely fell in love with water, I fell in love with Fiji, I fell in love with the whole life that we lived for those few months,” says @mrsamclaflin of filming for his new movie “Adrift” with @shailenewoodley. The 31-year-old actor spoke with WWD about his upcoming projects, meeting Jamie Dornan and working with co-star Woodley. #wwdeye (📷: @jamstoker)
3 years ago, fans of the late singer Aaliyah started calling for a collaboration with @maccosmetics. With the strength of social media — including mock ups of products — 25,000 people signed a Change.org petition for a limited-edition collection, and MAC couldn’t ignore the buzz. Tomorrow, MAC will unveil MAC x Aaliyah, a tribute to the singer who passed away nearly 17 years ago. Head to our stories to preview the new collection, which was worked on by Aaliyah’s family and inspired directly by her makeup bag. #wwdbeauty
Artistic director @clarewaightkeller will be dedicating @givenchyofficial’s fall 2018 couture show in Paris on July 1 to house founder Hubert de Givenchy, who passed away in March at age 91. Givenchy said the collection would be “an homage to his iconic creations, technique, and personal lexicon” and a “celebration of his timeless elegance and grace.” Head to WWD.com to read more. #wwdfashion (📷: Delphine Achard)
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
Uurasjarvi succeeds Somsack Sikhounmuong, who left the company last September. Tap the link in bio for the full report. #wwdnews
“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” breakout star Maddie Hasson tells WWD of her styling sessions Molly Dickson. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses.” Read more about Hasson’s role in @impulseseries on wwd.com. (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye
@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)