New Zealander Dion Nash was on the hunt for a new career after retiring from the international cricket scene. Cognizant of the damage from exposure to the sun, Nash started using moisturizer after hearing Rod Stewart credit Olay for his youthful appearance.He noticed an absence of skin care packaged for a unisex audience and seized the opportunity to create his own in 2011. “I thought that men’s [skin care] was lacking in ingredients and design compared to those catered to women. I wanted to make something that would appeal to both,” Nash said. Borrowing a Rudyard Kipling poem, he named his brand Triumph & Disaster.The collection has been generating buzz in America and is now stocked by Nordstrom, ulta.com, Ricky’s and select salons.To further distinguish the lineup, he harnessed the benefits of indigenous ingredients favored by the local Māori people. “We’ve done a lot to make products that are local and unique, but natural and effective,” said Nash, adding researchers have come from around the world to study the local ingredients. From five original items he’s broadened the assortment to 24 stockkeeping units featuring ingredients such as Ponga Fern, Horopito, Sea Beet, Kaolin, Kawakawa Oil, green clay and volcanic ash. Prices range from $12 to $75.The message is centered on wellness and rituals “small improvements every day rather than needles and pills,” Nash explained. The bestsellers are the Rock & Roll Face Scrub and the Gameface Moisturizer. The newest launches are KareKare Hair Tonic, Fibre Royale and Logic Toner. The latter received a shout out from a powerful voice when Kim Kardashian posted about the benefits of witch hazel (a favorite of her grandmother) and singled out the Logic Toner.Nash is bullish on physical store distribution which allows the opportunity to tell the background of the brand. “There are wonderful stories behind each ingredient,” he said. Next up is an eye serum and a heavy-duty hand cream along with plans to extend distribution in the U.S.
"'Dynasty' is all about gowns, the diamonds and the scandal, so it's a bit like the fashion industry. When we come to Cannes it's all about the red carpet dresses too, so it all fit really well," said designer @philippplein78 on the theme of his high-glamour resort 2019 show at his mansion in Cannes. #wwdfashion #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
"I think Spike is such a brilliant director because he holds up a mirror to society and reflects these issues, yet he doesn't shove it down your throat, he doesn't tell you what to think," says @lauraharrier on her latest film @Blackkklansman. Harrier was at the Cannes Film Festival – for the very first time – with @officialspikelee. #wwdeye #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
“I would think to myself, Are you happy? Yes, I’m wildly happy. I go to this studio every day and, in my inside voices, I’m giggling; I’m singing. Yes, it’s a lot of work, it’s a [huge] volume of material. It wouldn’t be for everybody. But I was very happy,” said soap opera star @therealsusanlucci of checking in throughout the years with her career trajectory. Lucci spoke to WWD about her decades-long career, love for pilates, motherhood and her QVC activewear line. Read Bridget Foley’s full piece on Lucci on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: @celestesloman)
@balmain has taken a stand at the #cannes Film Festival, dressing 16 actresses at a press call for the project “Noire N’est Pas Mon Metier,” or “Black Is Not My Profession.” The multimedia project includes a book, photo exhibit and documentary, which aims to expose discrimination in the French and American entertainment industries. “The moment I was asked to participate, I knew it was right for me, and for this brand, to form a part of this moment,” Balmain creative director @olivier_rousteing told WWD. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
"I always feel curious and I feel like there's more to learn. But I think being relevant, feeling relevant, I personally always feel that there's just so much more to know. And maybe that's the key.” — @themarcjacobs #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty (📷: @patrickmacleodphoto )
“The most amazing thing about her is that, regardless of all the things that have happened to her, her spirit is so undaunted by all of it. She is the most cheerful person you will ever meet. She doesn’t see problems, she only sees solutions,” said @ajanaomi_king of activist Ifrah Ahmed, who she plays in a new film “A Girl from Mogadishu.” WWD caught up with King at Cannes — Head to WWD.com to read more about her new role, personal style and how she uses social media for causes like Time’s Up and Black Lives Matter #wwdeye
WWD asked a number designers to share their thoughts on what Meghan Markle’s wedding gown will look like this Saturday. Here, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli sketches his look. #wwdfashion #royalwedding #meghanmarkle