Seasonal collections aren’t just a practice of fashion brands.Au. Articles, a New York-based bespoke beauty and lifestyle brand, is breaking its business up into two collections, fall and spring, to tailor to the skin’s needs during each season.“When you think about products, what every consumer buys, it’s always something that claims to work equally all year-round, yet the environment changes,” said Scott Miller, founder of Au. Articles. “The concept [of the brand] is to develop tailored collections with ingredients and a scent that’s relevant for that season.”The brand’s spring collection will be launched April 26 with a fragrance oil, lip balm, cleanser, toner, serum, body crème and candle. The collection follows the January launch of the fall collection, which includes a moisturizer, body cleanser, hand soap, fragrance oil and candle. While the products are tailored for a specific season, both collections will be sold year-round.“It’s a new approach as opposed to not being so strict on this idea that one product can work for you year-round,” he continued. “[The brand] is actually paying attention to the seasons, paying attention to your skin and tailoring your routine to suit it.”Another differentiating point for the brand is its commitment to using 100 percent pure essential oils to create the products’ unisex fragrance. Miller, who comes from a background in architecture and interior design, became interested in fragrances during his design process, but was underwhelmed by the usage of synthetic ingredients in many home fragrances.With the help of a bio-alchemist, Miller created unique fragrances for each collection that also impart benefits on the skin, like promoting cell regeneration and soothing irritation.“I thought there was an opportunity to really home in and create unique ingredients and products that were far more niche than one size fits all,” Miller said on incorporating the fragrance into each collection."Marrakesh," the spring 2017 collection’s scent, includes top notes of Moroccan rose and geranium, heart notes of rosewood and lemongrass and base notes of atlas cedar and amyris oil for a lightweight scent reminiscent of the region. "Ever Greene," the fall 2017 collection’s scent, includes tops notes of patchouli and geranium, heart notes of Australian sandalwood and atlas cedar and base notes of bergamot and cardamom.Each year, the brand will introduce a new fragrance for each season and add in additional products.The fall collection ranges in price from $26 to $38 and the spring collection ranges from $10 to $36. Both collections can be found on the Au. Articles’ web site.
@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