Barneys New York reinforced its commitment to Korean beauty with the addition of Vitabrid C12, a vitamin C-driven skin- and hair-care line developed in South Korea.Launching this week in Barneys and barneys.com are eight vitamin C-based skin and hair items ranging in price from $25 to $80 under the Vitabrid C12 nameplate.Barneys also stocks K-beauty products curated by Peach & Lily’s Alicia Yoon. Vitabrid C12, however, is Barneys’ first exclusive Korean beauty brand. K-beauty continues to generate a buzz, growing more than 27 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to Kline. Retailers said it is a race to see what channel will dominate the sale of innovation generated in South Korea.According to Jennifer Miles, vice president, dmm, cosmetics for Barneys New York, Vitabrid C12 answers customer demand for the latest in skin-care innovations. In fact, Barneys’ executives discovered the brand on a product-finding trip to South Korea.The Vitabrid C12 line is based on the creation of Vitabrid CG, a new proprietary vitamin C complex, never used in a beauty line before (certified as a new material by the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary). According to the company, vitamin C has proven to be beneficial to the skin and hair. But the vitamin has been problematic to reach its full potential because of its unstable nature. However, Vitabrid CG, the main component of Vitabrid C12 products, specializes in delivering active vitamin C in a stable form through the use of a patented Layered Double Hydroxide Technology. Vitabrid CG was developed at South Korea’s Ewha Woman’s University.Ron Choi, global business manager of Vitabrid C12, said the launch with Barneys will help establish the brand as an authority in K-beauty innovation while opening the path for further expansion. The brand’s star product is the Vitabrid C12 FACE Brightening Powder, a 12-hour product that continuously supplies vitamin C to the skin.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)