HydroPeptide, the prestige brand known for its use of peptides to target skin-care issues, is releasing its latest innovation: an antiaging face cream infused with a new collagen support complex.Created by Dr. Marcel Nimni, who discovered Type II Collagen, and geneticist Dr. Neal Kitchen, the Nimni Cream is meant to rejuvenate the skin by targeting fibroblasts, which are cells that produce collagen.“The collagen support complex provides the essential nutrients and raw materials that will lead to optimal beauty and cellular health,” Kitchen said. “The patented technology focuses on our understanding of how collagen is made and the cellular factors required for its production.”The technology supports the overall health of the fibroblasts, which in turn improves and maximizes the cell’s ability to produce healthy collagen.“I realized the difficulty posed by the skin barrier in allowing penetration of a variety of small and large molecules,” said Nimni on how he formulated the product. “Through studying transdermal drug delivery, I realized that agents that were able to modify the lipid barrier that links epidermal cells to each other could help in this process.”The cream also incorporates a small amount of time release retinol to support the collagen technology. Together, the cream is said to benefit expression lines, wrinkles, firmness, hyperpigmentation and uneven texture.“Our objective has been to prevent or at least delay the thinning of the dermis by enhancing the synthesis of macromolecules, collagen and hyaluronic acid,” Nimni continued. “We believe that [the technology] will not only play a role in cosmetics but can also protect us from the damage associated with minor trauma to the skin.”The brand expects to extend the technology to a collection of collagen boosting products for the eye, décolleté and body.Available April 20, the Nimni Cream can be found at various spas, dermatologist offices and aesthetic medical clinics as well as the brand’s web site, Dermstore.com and Skinstore.com. The cream will be sold in a 0.5-f.l o.z. jar for $110 and a 1.7-f.l. o.z. jar for $220.
For its next men’s wear collection, @roberto_cavalli will show as a special guest at #PittiUomo, running from June 12-15. The brand, which has Florence in its roots, will relaunch its men’s wear collection, which will be presented separately from women’s wear for the first time since Paul Surridge was appointed creative director in May. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech at the @sxsw conference for @createcultivate, the online platform and conference series for women. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.