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.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@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)