This month, French skin care brand SOTHYS will launch Beauty Garden Organic Range. Approved by Ecocert, the five-item line—which includes a makeup remover, toner, face mask, face cream and body lotion—has as its primary ingredients cherry bud, hawthorn and angelica. “The bud is really the life source of the plant, with the highest level of cell division,” says Brenda Gallagher, vice president of national sales and marketing. “The amount of the active ingredient is much more potent than when you take it from an older plant.” Meanwhile, hawthorn acts as an antioxidant, while angelica targets free radicals to help prevent the first signs of aging. Beauty Garden will retail at select spas; prices range from $30 to $52.
AVEENO adds to its Active Naturals line with Intense Relief Repair Cream for the body. Says Alissa Hsu Lynch, group product director for Aveeno, consumers are looking for a product that has healing moisture benefits. To that end, the cream uses Aveeno’s signature colloidal oatmeal formula to lock in moisture, plus pure oat essence to soothe irritated skin and ceramides to help replenish the skin’s moisture barrier. Launching this month in mass retailers, it’s priced at $12.
AVEDA founder Horst Rechelbacher has unveiled his latest venture, IntelligentNutrients. A comprehensive lineup of hair, skin and body products, all items are 100 percent organic except for two products made for color-treated hair. Each item in the line features the Intellimune Seed Oil Complex, an antiaging, antioxidant blend of black cumin, pumpkin, red grape, red raspberry and cranberry seeds. Many of the ingredients are grown on Rechelbacher’s 600-acre farm in Wisconsin, the only way he could get the ingredients he wanted for his products, said the entrepreneur during a recent launch event, as the raw materials needed to make formulas such as his are not widely available. Prices start at $5.25 for a chocolate bar and $17 for a lip balm, with most of the hair care items priced in the $35 to $39 range. Distribution will include Barneys New York, Space NK, ABC Carpet and Home and Studio at Fred Segal. Rechelbacher is also working on deals with high-end salon and spa chains, as well as opening freestanding stores in Minneapolis, New York and Toronto.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion