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.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty