CANNES, France — After racking up a dozen successful fragrances, Burberry will spread its wings into color cosmetics this July.
“It gives another dimension to the brand,” said Philippe Benacin, chairman and managing director of Inter Parfums SA, which holds the Burberry beauty license. He described the project as a complete color line with about 100 references for eyes, lips and skin. It will be carried in between 30 and 35 doors worldwide, including the U.S.’s Nordstrom and France’s Galeries Lafayette.
Inter Parfums Inc. will also launch in March the Oriens women’s scent, a floral oriental for Van Cleef & Arpels fragrance. It’s based on the concept of high luxury, and its opulent bottle is topped with a huge stopper reminiscent of a multicolored tourmaline stone.
In September, Inter Parfums is to introduce its first Van Cleef men’s fragrance, called Midnight in Paris.
Over at Euroitalia, executives were giving a sneak peak to retailers of the company’s new Versace Versus men’s fragrance.
Meanwhile at Shiseido, featured new products included Future Solution LX day and night creams and the brand’s Zen for Men fragrance. For travel retail for the first time, Shiseido will next year introduce kits containing three lipsticks andthree eye shadows.
La Prairie was highlighting its Anti-Aging, Anti-Wrinkle Eye Line Filler, which is to hit markets around March.
Bulgari, for its part, will come out with the Blu l’Eau d’Eté fragrance for women starting February worldwide. The line also includes a body lotion with glitter.
Ferragamo is introducing the Incanto Bloom women’s scent in March as a more mature successor to its youth-oriented Incanto line.
The recently merged Morris and Selective Beauty companies as their first fragrance launch introduced a Ducati men’s scent at a large reception at Cannes’ stately Majestic Barrière hotel.
One of the brands making its debut at the fair was Strivectin, which is launching a facial sculpting cream and an overnight facial resurfacing serum “to continue driving the momentum of the brand,” said Jill Scalamandre, chief marketing officer of Chrysallis, the management arm of Catterton Partners private equity firm. She described the strategy as refreshing and upgrading.
“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
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast