First Aid Beauty will be celebrating the New Year with the January debut of its Dual Repair collection. Comprising of Eye Cream, $40, Power Serum, $48, and Face Cream, $44, the range will be exclusively available at Sephora. Developed with a dermatologist, Dual Repair is free of parabens, emulsifiers, harsh colorants and chemicals. “They were developed to focus on two — hence dual — objectives; one: to control, soothe, [and] pacify the overstimulation of the skin’s neurological, immunological and inflammation systems; two: to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles [and] to help firm the skin and improve skin texture and luminosity,” said brand founder and chief executive officer Lilli A. Gordon.
A proprietary blend of five key actives — said to deliver immediate and long-term results for common skin dilemmas — will be utilized within each Dual Repair product. Targeted ingredients set out to combat environmental damage, redness and inflammation and wrinkle formation, as well as smooth and brighten. Accompanying the epidermal cocktail, individual offerings contain ingredients catered to its specific purpose.
“[The] anchor of the Dual Repair Collection,” according to the brand, is its hydrating and rejuvenating Face Cream, which focuses on strengthening the skin barrier and reducing signs of aging. Seeking to reduce fine lines, firm and nourish, Dual Repair Eye Cream contains sodium phytate and glucosyl hesperidin, said to rid puffiness and dark circles. Dual Repair Power Serum — claiming to tighten pores, calm skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and benefit skin tone — incorporates concentrated levels of the proprietary blend. “We conducted independent clinical trials on both the Dual Repair Power Serum and the Dual Repair Face Cream — participants saw results after just six weeks,” said Gordon.
Coinciding with the Dual Repair launch will be FAB’s Korean debut. With skin care placed on pedestals of religious proportions, the Asian market also boasts high volumes of on-air beauty sales, a perfect fit for First Aid Beauty. According to Gordon, the brand first appeared on QVC in 2010, selling out of its Ultra Repair Cream by the second showing and featuring the only product available to the network’s consumers with an eczema claim. Stateside, products geared towards eczema relief must be FDA verified and can be sold over the counter. However, Asian regulations are stricter and require a prescription. In addition to Korea, future plans will place the brand in Taiwan and India later this year.
Available in approximately 800 Sephora doors (including J.C. Penney and Sephora joint locations), the brand plans to expand with the addition of 450 more in 2013. “We plan on having a very long-term relationship with [Sephora],” Gordon said. Industry sources estimate first year global Dual Repair retail sales to be between $3 million and $5 million.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)