CANNES, France — The Tax Free World Association annual meeting’s most recent session kicked off on Oct. 21 with its traditional opening cocktail reception featuring a vivid fireworks display at the Palm Beach Hotel here.
That night, Cofinluxe also held its customary swinging beachside dinner — replete with a live band — for its distributors, hosted by company chairman and chief executive officer Jean-Pierre Grivory.
The next evening, at the Hôtel Majestic Barrière, Inter Parfums Inc. held a cocktail gathering to showcase the first scent it created with Anna Sui, called La Vie de Bohème. The event marked a complete circle for the fashion designer, who 15 years ago launched her first, signature scent in Cannes.
“Anna is a key priority brand for Inter Parfums,” said Jean Madar, chairman and ceo of Inter Parfums Inc., to a packed crowd. “We have high expectations to grow the Anna Sui franchise to a new level of global exposure and sales by developing new products and expanding our business strategy in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East.”
On Oct. 23, Art & Fragrance threw a party at the Hôtel Majestic Barrière to showcase the launch of a new Lalique women’s fragrance, called Satine, and the debut olfactive project for Bentley, a signature men’s scent.
“Bentley and Lalique have so much in common,” said Silvio Denz, chairman of Art & Fragrance. “Both companies have a similar history: [They] have been founded around the turn of the last century. Both companies have two visionaries — one was Walter Bentley and the other one was René Lalique. Both companies have for their vision heritage, craftsmanship, precision and fine quality.”
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)