With a greater focus devoted to men’s grooming, Farouk Systems Inc. is launching The Esquire Ultimate Grooming Collection in professional salons next month.Farouk Systems, the maker of BioSilk and Chi, along with Esquire publisher Hearst, announced the new line today as part of a distribution partnership with Beauty Systems Group and other selected salon chains.Farouk Systems and Esquire collaborated on the development of The Esquire Ultimate Grooming Collection, which was formulated to meet the performance and emerging styling demands of men whether grooming at home or at barber shops and salons."Today’s man is looking for grooming solutions that help create great hair while addressing their concerns for healthy hair and scalp,” said Dr. Farouk Shami, founder and chairman of Farouk Systems. He said active ingredients in the Esquire Grooming line such as Redensyl help achieve that goal. Also Oud, featured in the line, offers a prestige aroma versus commonly used fragrances that men might perceive as too strong, he added.The Esquire Ultimate Grooming Collection is also an extension of the magazine’s philosophy of “Man at His Best,” a lifestyle focused on luxury, sophistication and style. The lineup includes shampoos, conditioners, pomades, gels, waxes and grooming tools.“The concept behind the collection is to satisfy the desire for a specific and unique series of grooming products that are stylistically and technologically advanced, all with impressive affordability,” said Glen Ellen Brown, vice president of Hearst Brand Development. “Farouk has had tremendous success on that front, and this partnership has enabled us to create the ultimate Esquire-approved line of hair-care solutions.”BSG plans to expand the line into barber shops and salons catering to male clients. To help expose the products, the company provides sales tools such as pamphlets and in-shop imagery. Also to support the line there will be an all-new Barbering Collection focused on the latest trends in men’s cutting and grooming. The brand is forming a Barbering Team including industry experts from around the world.The Esquire Ultimate Grooming Collection joins Esquire-branded product lines including a shirt and tie collection at Men’s Wearhouse, a men’s jewelry line at Macy’s, the Manhattan barrel-finished cocktail in partnership with Jefferson’s Bourbon and the ESQ watch line by Movado.
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews