TASTE OF ITALY: Italian fragrance manufacturer ITF has set up shop in the U.S. and is in the midst of launching fragrances. A women’s scent by Roberto Cavalli made a quiet splash in specialty stores last fall. Now the budding group —...
TASTE OF ITALY: Italian fragrance manufacturer ITF has set up shop in the U.S. and is in the midst of launching fragrances. A women’s scent by Roberto Cavalli made a quiet splash in specialty stores last fall. Now the budding group — composed of Massimo Cappini, chairman and chief executive officer of ITF USA; Sharon Connolly, president of marketing and sales and chief operating officer, and two field sales managers — plan to launch a new Romeo Gigli women’s fragrance in the U.S. in the spring. A Cavalli men’s scent and a new Gianfranco Ferré women’s fragrance are planned for fall.
L’OREAL USA MOVES: L’Oréal-owned brand La Roche-Posay this week named Maeve Coburn as its new general manager. Coburn, who had been senior vice president of marketing for Lancôme USA, will report to Stephane Wilmet, general manager of L’Oréal USA’s Active Cosmetics Department. Coburn has been with the L’Oréal Group for 12 years and has also served as general manager of L’Oréal Ireland. In a related move, Odile Roujol has joined Lancôme as deputy general manager and senior vice president of marketing, succeeding Coburn. She will report to Dalia Chammas, senior vice president and general manager of the division. Roujol, who moved to the U.S. to take the position, was most recently general manager of Lancôme France. Both executive changes will become effective in mid-February.
PAIR PROMOTED: Procter & Gamble has promoted two executives within its beauty business. Virginia Coleman Drosos, formerly general manager of skin care and global design for North America, has been elevated to vice president over the same areas. As in her former post, Drosos will continue to manage P&G’s Olay and Noxzema businesses. Additionally, Anne Martin, formerly manager of global cosmetics and marketing, has been appointed vice president of global cosmetics and marketing for Cover Girl and Max Factor. She will continue to report to Marc Pritchard.
TAYLOR MADE: Smashbox Cosmetics has a new president. Budd Taylor, who’s served the brand extension of the celebrity photo studios by the same name (founded by Max Factor’s grandsons Dean and Davis Factor) since November 2002, took the top spot Monday at the Culver City, Calif.-based company. Taylor’s cv is extensive: 22 years at Estée Lauder as senior vp of sales and operations; senior vp of worldwide marketing at Freeman Cosmetics, then executive vp and gm at Victoria’s Secret. The move comes as the company gets set to stage the runway shows March 31-April 4 of locally based designers Eduardo Lucero and others at its studios under the banner Smashbox Presents Los Angeles Fashion Week.
DECKER DESIGNS: Dennis Decker has joined Maybelline as its vice president of global design. Decker, who has 13 years of packaging and industrial design experience, will be responsible for global packaging design and merchandising in his new position. Decker will report to Ketan Patel, Maybelline’s worldwide general manager. Decker most recently worked for The Estée Lauder Cos., where he oversaw packaging and display designs for Prescriptives, Donna Karan, Kate Spade, Jo Malone and Crème de la Mer.
L’OREAL MOVES: L’Oréal has appointed Laurent Attal to its group executive committee. Attal, 45, will also remain the managing director of the company’s active cosmetics department. A 16-year L’Oréal veteran, he was formerly managing director of Laboratoires d’Anglas and managing director of Vichy International. "Laurent Attal has made a fantastic contribution to the development of the international active cosmetics department throughout the world, both for the Vichy brand and for the La Roche-Posay laboratories," said Lindsay Owen-Jones, chairman and chief executive officer of L’Oréal, in a statement.
FRAGRANCE FIGURES: French beauty products rang up wholesale pretax sales of $14.4 billion in 2002, according to the Federation des Industries de la Parfumerie. Dollar figures are converted from the euro at current exchange rates. French beauty items’ wholesale sales were up 4.9 percent on a like-for-like basis. Export business represented 53 percent of the industry’s whole. Beauty sales in France’s pharmacies and parapharmacies were up 9.7 percent; mass-market sales were up 7.6 percent and sales within selective distribution rose 3.3 percent. Direct sales dipped 6.8 percent. The federation reported that French consumers spent on average $185 per person on beauty items in 2002, up from $175.50 in 2001.
AND THE FIFI GOES TO: Elizabeth Arden and Annette Green, president emeritus of The Fragrance Foundation, were two of the honorees at the German FiFi awards ceremony, which was held by the German Fragrance Foundation in Frankfurt on Jan. 26. Green received the "Ehren-FiFi" award and Arden’s Ardenbeauty fragrance took the German FiFi for Best Female Prêt-à-Porter Fragrance Launch in 2002. The American FiFis are slated for June 9.
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