Skin-care brand Perricone MD has hired Stephen Hsu as chief financial officer and Etienne von Kunssberg as chief supply chain officer.Hsu joins Perricone from a cfo role at Simplyshe Inc., a pet lifestyle company, where he focused on driving growth and profitability. “Stephen is an incredibly engaging leader, which makes him a strong asset to our team," said Perricone chief executive officer Mary van Praag. "His action-oriented nature lends itself well to our company's fast-paced environment."Von Kunssberg joins from Coty Inc., where he was factory general manager and ran Coty’s global planning. Before that, he worked as the innovation program leader at Procter & Gamble."We are thrilled to have someone of Etienne's caliber join our organization to help accelerate our Supply Chain transformation to provide a solid foundation for our growth plans," van Praag said. “In an effort to best utilize von Kunssberg's resources and experience, Perricone MD has shifted its product development and [quality assurance] teams to report to supply chain to ensure the rapid deployment of new capabilities are fully in place.”In 2016, Perricone launched a new product line, the Pre:Empt series, that is aimed at the Millennial market, priced from $60 to $90. The line is meant to address a slowdown in antioxidant production that kicks off the aging process.“When young women enter the workforce, their peer group shifts from other college students to a broader group of women, and they start to say, ‘Who do I want to look like when I reach a certain age?’” Sharon Osen, chief marketing officer at Perricone MD, said when the line was launched. “We felt that at this tipping point was the right time to introduce something like this kind of platform. It’s really an interesting crossroads where young women are moving from just looking at breakouts and putting on makeup to really trying to understand how to take care of their skin.”Van Praag said, “2016 was a year of disruptive innovation for Perricone MD. In addition to launching innovative antiaging solutions to meet the needs of our target consumer, the brand successfully tapped the Millennial market with the launch of the Pre:Empt Series. As we embark on the brand's 20th anniversary and multiple groundbreaking product launches, we've focused on incorporating dynamic additions to our executive team to continue to propel the brand forward for its best year yet."
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“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 during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. 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.