Bryan Meehan is all about keeping it natural. The founder of Fresh & Wild (a U.K. chain of organic grocery stores), he’s now bringing his expertise to America as creator of Nude, an all-natural skin care line.
How did you go from organic grocer to skin care entrepreneur? I realized that while my customers were going out of their way to purchase organic and natural foods, they continued to buy conventional skin care. I saw a great opportunity to create a natural yet contemporary line that can be competitive in areas of concern, such as antiaging.
What’s the difference between Nude and other organic or natural lines? When it comes to organic lines, there are so many restrictions in place because the organic boards regulate and limit what you can use, in order to maintain qualifications. Instead, Nude products are biocompatible, which means the ingredients work with the skin’s natural biology. We do use some organic extracts, but are more focused on finding the most high-quality ingredients possible and advancements that help with skin health and fighting the signs of aging.
Can natural products be reparative as well as preventative? By using natural but high-performance ingredients, I definitely think so. Our products contain things like milk proteins to stimulate collagen, antioxidants and vitamins to fight free radicals and pre- and probiotics that help with cell turnover and strengthen the skin’s barrier.
What’s the star product of the line? The Advanced Smoothing Complex serum. There are natural peptides to stimulate collagen and hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture, plus antioxidants and pre- and probiotics.
What’s next in the natural skin care field? We have a challenge to show that we can provide performance without compromise. We have to focus on giving women the confidence that it works.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews