MEETING CHANGES: The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced changes to its annual Marketplace meeting. Retailers willing to participate in special Saturday meetings — called Saturday Meet the Market — will not pay any...
MEETING CHANGES: The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced changes to its annual Marketplace meeting. Retailers willing to participate in special Saturday meetings — called Saturday Meet the Market — will not pay any meeting expenses. Schedules will be personalized so that the right buyers and sellers are put together. NACDS has also launched MYMarketplace on marketplacenacds.org, a Web-based tool to help retailers tailor agendas to meet individual objectives. There will also be Marketplace Magazine to help attendees plan for the annual trade show, to be held in San Diego from June 7-10.
Back by popular demand are the Teen People TrendSpotters who tour Marketplace picking hot items.The teens were a big hit at last year's show and selected many beauty items including Caboodles boxes and Kinetin lipstick.
SHISEIDO ON THE SCENT: A recent study by Japanese beauty giant Shiseido shows that relaxing and refreshing fragrances have skin care effects. The brand researched skin’s reaction to different scents and found that Tea Rose Element, for example, has a sedative effect and also boosts the skin's "barrier function," which prevents the loss of essential substances and the entry of harmful products into the body. "Shiseido will continue to pursue the beneficial effects of scent as a means of further supporting the cosmetic lifestyles of our customers," the company said in a statement.
ROCKET MAN: Elton John gave a benefit concert for the Elton John AIDS Foundation recently, a performance that was sponsored by MAC Cosmetics and the MAC AIDS Fund. The show was held at the Shepards Bush Empire in London and featured celebrity attendees, including Elizabeth Hurley and Vivienne Westwood.
BOUTIQUE SCENTS: Francis Jerome, an independent beauty boutique just north of Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square, has launched an assortment of three eponymous fragrances. Each scent in the trio, which began selling last month, also features a Hindi name: Sitarai (Starlight), Roshni (Sunlight) and Chandni (Moonlight).
FIRST PRIZE: Perfumer Maurice Roucel of Dragoco was awarded the Prix Francois Coty, a prize for the best perfumer, late last month. Roucel was selected by a jury that included Annette Green, the Fragrance Foundation’s outgoing president.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)