ON CAMERA: Victoria Beckham continues to gain ground in beauty by pressing into digital while also expanding retail global distribution of the makeup collection she has created in partnership with Estée Lauder. Last week, she released two how-to videos. On one clip, she creates a smudgy eye and on the other she demonstrates her technique for facial contouring. According to Lauder, the videos combined drew 20 million views in the first week.A third video, tackling the fine points of using pink, was released Tuesday and a fourth is expected this week. “I still have a lot to say,” she noted while discussing the importance of digital in developing her brand. It comes from experience. “I wear everything in this collection,” she flatly stated.Beckham was on deck Tuesday to feature on Sephora’s Instagram Stories channel, according to Stephane de la Faverie, global brand president of Estée Lauder. Simultaneously, the brand was put on sale in five of the chain’s doors.Beckham was speaking Monday night in TriBeCca during her first product presentation before a digital crowd of more than 140 influencers, bloggers and beauty editors. “I’ve just scratched the surface at the moment,” she said of the 28 stockkeeping unit collection, noting that she would like to delve more deeply into beauty beyond makeup. One aspect of the collaboration with Lauder that mildly surprised Beckham was the length of the product development process. “I am a perfectionist,” she mused, “and the Lauders are perfectionists.”So far, the consumer reaction has been strong. When Beckham made an appearance at Selfridges in London Sept. 5, sales reportedly jumped by 35 percent, compared with a similar event last year. Executives declined to reveal sales figures, but industry sources estimate that the event generated 22,000 pounds, or $24,000, in sales.On the retail distribution front, the number of doors worldwide is now being expanded from 450 stores last year to an estimated 1,200 by the end of October.
“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)