With the launch of Advanced Haircare, L’Oréal Paris set out to do far more than just cleanse and condition its customers’ hair. Instead, the beauty behemoth set for itself the goal of changing consumer behavior and convincing them that a third C in the regimen—namely care—is an integral step in the quest for great hair. “The mass hair category has been fairly banal,” said Karen Fondu, president of L’Oréal Paris USA. “This is an opportunity to shift the paradigm.” To that end, the megabrand unleashed Advanced Haircare—a line five years in the making that was tested on 5,000 women and boasts more than 23 patents. Divided into Total Repair 5, Smooth Intense, Power Moisture, Color Vibrancy and Triple Resist, each of Advanced Haircare’s five sublines features a shampoo, conditioner and complementary treatment. With the help of a star-studded advertising campaign featuring L’Oréal spokeswomen like Jennifer Lopez and Lea Michele, Advanced Haircare was expected to generate a whopping $100 million in retail sales in its first year. The plan seemed to work, with the entire hair-care category posting sales gains after years of flat growth or declines. According to IRI, shampoo sales for the 52-week period ended May 19 in total U.S. multioutlets rose 2 percent to $2.6 billion and conditioner volume for the same period gained 6.2 percent to $1.8 billion. That’s called cleaning up.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia