SEPHORA-BOUND: High-end French beauty brand Sisley is Sephora-bound, again. Six months after announcing it had ceased its commercial relations with the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned perfumery chain, Sisley said conflicts between the two...
SEPHORA-BOUND: High-end French beauty brand Sisley is Sephora-bound, again. Six months after announcing it had ceased its commercial relations with the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned perfumery chain, Sisley said conflicts between the two companies have been "clarified" and that they’ll resume their commercial relations. According to industry sources, the conflicts had stemmed from Sisley taking issue primarily with service at Sephora.
MANKIN MOVE: Elizabeth Mankin has joined Chanel Inc.’s Fragrance & Beauté division as vice president of beauté marketing. Mankin most recently worked for Lancôme, where she was vice president of makeup marketing. In her new position, Mankin will oversee all domestic marketing in the U.S., including new programs and strategies for Chanel color cosmetics and Precision, the French house’s skin care collection.
L’OREAL NAMES: Remi Lugagne, 38, was named deputy managing director for Europe for L’Oréal’s luxury products division. He replaces Tony Petychakis in the role. Lugagne was formerly managing director for France of L’Oréal’s luxury division. That job has been taken by Martin Guillou. Most recently, Guillou headed up Gemey France.
DISTRIBUTION DEAL: Gary Farn, Ltd., has become the U.S. distributor for Ferragamo Parfums SpA, the Florence, Italy-based company announced recently, in a deal made effective Jan. 1. As a result of the signing, Gary Farn will now handle the Salvatore Ferragamo and Emanuel Ungaro designer fragrance collections in the U.S. Previously, Fragrances Exclusive handled distribution of Ferragamo Parfums here.
GIVAUDAN NUMBERS: Swiss flavors and fragrances firm Givaudan reported 2002 sales of $2.02 billion, up 11.4 percent over the previous year. All dollar figures have been converted from the Swiss franc at current exchange rates. Excluding currency fluctuations, sales would have been up 18.2 percent. The group’s gross profit was up 10.7 percent to $958.5 million while operating profit was up 2.3 percent to $304 million. Net income after tax was down 6.6 percent year-on-year to $192 million.
ROUND TWO: First, American Designer Fragrances wanted Kenneth Cole customers to "Stir the Air." Now, the U.S.-based unit of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, which holds the Cole fragrance license, will tell customers to "Wear Me Out." The latter tag line backs a new $1.5 million print ad and sampling campaign — a follow-up, albeit smaller, to the original $10 million "Stir" effort, which supported Cole’s men’s and women’s fragrance launches last fall. The first effort had wider reach and included television. The new "Wear" ad breaks Sunday in The New York Times Magazine and will run in April, May and June issues of fashion and beauty magazines.
@deciem is all about transparency and approachability. At this year’s WWD Digital Beauty Forum, the brand's co-CEO @nicolakilner said talking to customers directly about the ingredients in products and how they work is key. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
‘We didn't know how relevant our film would be when we were making it. When Steven [Rogers] wrote the script Trump wasn't president, class divide in America wasn't as evident as it is now, though it was present. The Time’s Up movement hadn't began and the way we look at women and treat women who speak out — thankfully that is something that seems to have shifted in the last year. I think we just need to continue making art that provokes the conversation and do what we can,’ said ‘I, Tonya’ actress @margotrobbie. Head to WWD.com to see all the celebrities who walked the red carpet @bafta #timesup #wwdeye (📸: Neil Hall)
Gemma Arterton is joined on the @bafta’s red carpet by Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis, the two women who started the fight for the pay-gap. ‘They represent a normal person speaking out for what is right. Speak out, we will listen and anyone can speak out,’ said Arterton. #eebaftas #timesup #wwdeye (📸: David Fisher)
On the list of emerging designers to watch at London Fashion Week is @nabilnayal. The Syrian-Born and raised designer – who is known for his sculptural and dramatic designs with an Elizabethan era aesthetic – said he designs for a woman who is not afraid to challenge conventions. To see which other up-and-coming talents are joining the schedule this season, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @gomezdevillaboa)