She introduced her own jewelry collection in 2007, stepped into the footwear arena during holiday 2010, unveiled her handbag line in spring 2011 and disclosed a new licensing agreement last week with G-III Apparel Group Ltd. to develop sportswear, dresses, suits, suit separates, sleepwear, activewear, jeanswear and intimates. Sunglasses are due in March and she does outerwear with Fleet Street Ltd.
Now, it’s the right time for fragrance. “I think of fragrance as such a strategically important category and wanted to wait to make sure retailers understood what I stood for, and the customer understood what the brand represented because there’s a lot of noise in that category,” said the 30-year-old career woman and mother of a 15-month-old daughter. She is one of the stars in NBC’s “Apprentice,” as well as an executive vice president of development and acquisition in her father’s real estate organization.
Trump has created her first eau de parfum women’s scent in a deal signed with Parlux Fragrances Inc. The product, called Ivanka Trump, will start hitting fragrance counters in about 400 Macy’s doors next week. The full rollout will start in the spring, culminating in a total of about 1,200 domestic department stores. Expansion overseas is being contemplated for fall 2013.
The fragrance was developed by Jennifer Mullarkey, fragrance developer for Parlux, and by Marypierre Julien, perfumer at Givaudan Fragrances. The formula is a floral oriental that opens with a blend of sparkling Italian bergamot, lush apple and pink peppercorn, a combination designed to evoke sensuality. The middle notes consist of jasmine, rose and peach blossom to add lushness. Golden amber, creamy vanilla, patchouli and smooth cedarwood are included in the base to provide a kick. Price points are $62 for a 1.7-oz. edp, $78 for the 3.4-oz. size and $35 for a 6-oz. body lotion.
“Where there was a void in the marketplace at our price points was a professional, hardworking, yet feminine woman,” said Trump, who talks like a branding expert. “There’s a lot on the dowdy and mature side and there’s a lot on the kitschy, ultratrendy, but I think we’re filling a void for that feminine, empowered woman.”
Trump pointed out that she used coral in the fragrance packaging because it is her signature color. “There is coral always with white gold embossing. It feels delicate and fresh but there’s a strength to it. The bottle is evocative of one of the pieces in our jewelry collection, so you have the octagonal shape and looks like an emerald cut or cut diamond.” As for the fragrance itself, she said, “my tendency is towards more floral, but I wanted give it a little more complexity and a little more youthfulness than a classic.”
No one broke out sales projections, but industry sources calculate that the fragrance could generate $15 million in retail sales in the U.S. alone in the first year. Print advertising, photographed by Douglas Freidman, will appear in the March editions of fashion and lifestyle magazines. Market sources speculate that advertising and promotional spending could hit $7 million.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews