NEW YORK — HBA Global Expo may have concluded its 10th annual packaging conference Wednesday, but the organization has opened the door to many new opportunities for next year.
For starters, the conference will be called Health & Beauty America. Despite the name change, show director Jack Gonzalez said the conference remains committed to building its list of international attendees.
Also, Health & Beauty America has entered into a venture with the Cosmetics Toiletry and Fragrance Association to create a new show-within-a-show. The new show sectoris called Personal Care Ingredients & Technology Expo.
On Monday night, several packaging and R&D executives were honored for their innovation. Neil Scancarella, executive vice president, research and development, for Revlon was presented the Lifetime Achievement in Product Development Award. Roger Caracappa, senior vice president, global packaging, The Estée Lauder Cos., was awarded Packaging Executive of the Year. At Procter & Gamble, Lee Ann Drechsler, section manager for R&D, Tom Rabe, principal scientist for global cosmetics and Ed Smith, research fellow, were honored for their innovation on Max Factor Lipfinity and Cover Girl Outlast lip products.
For packaging design, the grand prize went to Diesel Green by Marbet, a fragrance package modeled after home gardening water spritzers.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia