Things have changed since Men’s Health released its first grooming awards list 14 years ago.According to a questionnaire posted on its web site, men are much more open to buying grooming products on their own — as opposed to relying on a spouse or girlfriend — and open to more variety.Most of the respondents — 78 percent — named print as their number-one source to learn about fragrances and 73 percent of respondents had shopped for fragrances in the past year for themselves, which signals a shift in men taking more ownership over their grooming decisions. Where are they purchasing these fragrances? Mostly in department stores.In terms of face wash and cleanser, 64 percent of respondents use it at least once a week, and 58 percent of respondents use facial moisturizer at least once a week. Antiaging skin-care products are becoming a key category with 35 percent of respondents using antiaging skin-care products at least once a week.James Marsden is on the cover of the June issue, but to accompany the list, Men’s Health tapped Broadway actress Katharine McPhee to detail what she likes to see on a man’s face.Winners included Fatboy Hair Sea Salt Pomade, which was number one for strengthening hair, Harry’s Post-shave Mist, which won for innovation, and Ursa Major No B.S. Deodorant, which won in the body category.
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