Designed as part Warholian think tank, part research and development product hub and part stylist education collaborative, three hair stylists with more than a century of cumulative experience have formed a new brand. R+Co, or Rogue and Co., is the brainchild of Howard McLaren, Garren Defazio (known professionally simply as Garren) and Thom Priano, and is designed to push product innovation while at the same time harkening consumers back to a classic “hairdressing” experience.
“What has made other collectives amazing, and Andy Warhol’s Factory comes to mind, was this perfect storm of creativity that allowed magic to happen and I think our company shows a little of that, where we celebrate the culture of hairdressing,” said Tev Finger, president of R+Co. “It allows us to break new ground on not only what product should be, but also on what stylist education should be, what the salon experience could be and where we think we can help turn the direction of the industry for future generations.”
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@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.