Julien Gommichon has been named president of Diptyque and Byredo Americas, which are both owned by Manzanita Capital.Gommichon started in his new role earlier this month, where he will lead the teams for both brands in the U.S. He will report directly to Fabienne Mauny, global brand chief executive officer of Diptyque and Byredo.Gommichon spent the past 15 years at Chanel in varying capacities, most recently as executive vice president of fragrance and beauty for the U.S. market. Other positions he held at the company include leading Chanel Middle East and India, where he led beauty, fashion and watches and fine jewelry, as well as sales and marketing roles in Scandinavia, Europe and Russia.“Julien brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of both the beauty and luxury industries, from a strategic sales and marketing perspective as well as expertise in functional operational delivery,” Mauny said. “His arrival is a key step in reinforcing our organization in the U.S. to make our two brands stronger in this territory.”
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive