NEW YORK — Spring is bringing a shower of products for Origins, with a new fragrance, three new sun care products and a new lipstick line slated for launch.
"We had an excellent holiday season — with double-digit comp-door growth —?and we’re planning on following that success well into spring," said Lynne Greene, global president of Origins, who noted that the brand’s mission has undergone a slight tweaking —?from the somewhat-overused "wellness" phraseology to "wellbeing" —?living well day in and day out. "Our objective is to provide products that allow consumers to live well each and every day," said Greene. "It’s a subtle distinction, but an important one."
"If you’re optimistic and can find the fun in things, life is a lot easier," added Roberta Weiss, vice president, worldwide creative marketing for Origins. "This season, we’re trying to give consumers lots of things to feel good about —?particularly lots of products with sensory appeal."
Frolic, the new fragrance, bows in May. The juice, supplied by Givaudan, has a top note of honeysuckle, middle notes of rose, linden blossom, lily of the valley and jasmine, and a dry-down of iris. It will retail for $28.50 for a 3.4-oz bottle. The floral outer packaging includes lime green and purple, while in-store visuals feature florals in lavenders and pinks.
A new lipstick line, Service With a Smile, bows in mid-April. The six-shade line bears an anti-chap claim, noted Janet Pardo, vice president of global product development for Origins. "This line combines the benefits of anti-chap and luxury lipsticks," said Pardo of the full-coverage formula, which contains allantoin to smooth and hydrate lips, as well as mango butter, Vitamin E and Brazilian coffee seeds. Each shade retails for $12.
Three new sun care products are launching now. Sunshine State, $22.50, is an oil-free SPF 20 sunblock with microfine titanium dioxide. Faux Glow, a facial self-tanner, and The Great Pretender, a body self-tanner, are also oil-free and retail for $17.50 apiece. The brand is also bringing out a line of "fun in the sun" retail items, which will be sold in freestanding Origins doors. They include travel backgammon and travel checkers sets, roll-up beach mats, a straw tote and a roll-up artist’s palette. To promote the summer items, top Origins doors across the U.S. — including those at Manhattan’s FlatIron, NorthPark in Dallas and Century City in California — will feature "A Day at the Beach" promotions and displays designed to get consumers into a beachy state of mind.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@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)