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.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim