Beautycounter is spearheading a group initiative called the Counteract Coalition aimed at changing the rules around beauty products.The business, through parent company Counter Brands LLC, has compiled a group of 15 brands in the better-for-you and natural beauty market that want to transform "the nation's outdated cosmetic safety laws and lack of industry regulation," the group said in a statement.The coalition is made up of Beautycounter, Annmarie Skin Care, Biossance, Côte, Goddess Garden, Follain, Osea, Peet Rivko, Rahua, Seventh Generation, Silk Therapeutics, SW Basics, Tenoverten, Vapour Organic Beauty and Vintner's Daughter, and each company's respective chief executive officer."Beautycounter has led the charge to transform our nation's outdated cosmetic safety laws since we were founded," said Gregg Renfrew, Beautycounter ceo. "We know we can't do it alone, and are proud to work alongside other leaders in the rapidly growing safer and natural personal-care industry to demand change in Washington, D.C.""Seventh Generational has long believed in the power of business to transform commerce and we're proud to be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Beautycounter and others to demand change to our country's outdated regulations that are currently designed to protect trade secrets and profit over human health," said Seventh Generation ceo John Replogle."I started Peet Rivko out of the belief that we all deserve clean, safe and non-toxic skin-care products," said Johanna Peet, Peet Rivko founder and ceo. "The time for this type of smart regulation is long overdue, and as an independent brand we will use whatever platform we have to speak up for meaningful change.”“From its beginning, Côte has stood for safe and performance-driven nail products," said Côte founder Mary Lennon. "We are thrilled to have this opportunity to join forces with like-minded companies to focus attention on the cleaner safer beauty movement.”The Counteract Coalition said that while about 1,400 ingredients are banned from personal-care products in Europe, only 30 are banned in the U.S., and that there is very little legislation for the industry in the U.S. "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has no recall authority and there is no industry-standard requirement for ingredient screening or monitoring," the group said.The group supports the Personal Care Products Safety Act, also supported by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.,) and Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine).
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.