Regaining its footing thanks to its acquisition by Patriarch Partners, Jane Cosmetics will be relaunching with a spring collection. Available online in January at janecosmetics.com and in stores this March; products range in price from $5.99 for a concealer to $9.99 for tinted moisturizer. According to the brand, the plan is to usher in a new fan base while bringing back memories for past brand devotees. In addition to beauty offerings, the new Jane will focus on female camaraderie, confidence, and giving back through The Friends of Jane, a network of women who share a love of beauty, fashion, and charity. “I’m about bringing back American brands that people don’t forget and bringing [it] new life,” said Patriarch Partners founder and chief executive officer, Lynn Tilton. “[Jane is] a brand with great products but also a reflection of what’s in my heart; supporting and empowering women.”
Seeking to prove that “confidence comes in many colors,” the brand will be offering multiple high-pigmented options in a wide range of shades including, long lasting Cream Eye Shadow and Water-Resistant Eye Liner. Lip collections will include sheer, shimmery, and color glosses, while complexion options will be cream blush, bronzer, and illuminizer. The line will also feature makeup palettes—comprised of three eye shadows and powder blush—for $9.99 each. As an additional bonus for Jane and its customers, the new products were developed with Stila (also owned by Patriarch Partners) for increased quality. “I go shopping twice a year and I was on one of my annual trips, shopping at Gucci and everyone there wanted my Jane lip gloss,” said Tilton.
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