EVIAN, France — “I find myself sounding very much like a preacher,” joked Morio Ikeda, president, chief executive officer and chief operating officer of Shiseido Company, Ltd., as he quoted from the Bible during his keynote address at the WWD…
EVIAN, France — A new world order is coming, predicted Andrea Jung, chairman and chief executive officer of Avon Products. And the beauty model that will dominate is the one that successfully reinvents itself first.
EVIAN, France — All the world may be a stage, but the problem with retail is that there’s not enough theater. Bucking the beauty downturn, however, are a handful of stores that are enticing scores of shoppers and eliciting rave reviews….
EVIAN, France — A company is made of tangible and intangible parts, said Javier Cano, chairman and chief executive officer of Puig Beauty and Fashion Group, in his keynote address titled “The Value of a Company — Internal Ways to…
EVIAN, France — “Customers are looking for a more intimate and confidential experience,” confirmed Alain Dominique Perrin, chief executive officer of Richemont SA, in his keynote address at the WWD CEO Beauty Summit.
EVIAN, France — How to best develop a long-term business in the increasingly short-term beauty world? A panel discussion, led by Groupe Clarins’ chief executive officer, Christian Courtin, tackled the issue.
NU-NET: Nu Skin Enterprises Inc.’s second-quarter profits leapt 55.7 percent to $18 million, or 22 cents a share. Adjusting for an accounting change, which eliminates goodwill amortization in the year-ago period, net income jumped 35.6 percent….
EVIAN, France — Leaders of the global beauty industry came together on the picturesque shores of Lake Geneva for a historic meeting of minds in late June. For four days during the fourth WWD Beauty CEO Summit, the most daunting challenges and…
LOS ANGELES — In yet another link between American and Chinese apparel industries, Dallas-based Market Center Management Co. has signed a 10-year deal to manage the ShanghaiMart, Asia’s largest international trade mart.
ANDEAN ANGST: Trade ministers from three Andean countries made another plea to administration officials and lawmakers Wednesday to renew and enhance a trade bill that expired last year. Ministers from Peru, Colombia and Ecuador held meetings on…
Designs by Skaffles, the licensee for the Fetish cosmetics brand, will present a revamped version of the line to retailers in August. The new products will not be in stores in August. This was incorrect in a story on page 2, June 21….
EVIAN, France — “The luxury products business in the U.S. is in a form of crisis right now,” declared Lindsay Owen-Jones as he looked out at a historic gathering of global beauty chiefs attending the fourth WWD Beauty CEO Summit.
OSCAR CRUNCH: Get ready for a real fashion crunch — the Oscars are moving up a month to Feb. 29, 2004, and late February 2005, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences executive director Bruce Davis announced late Wednesday. It’s a…
NEW YORK — Print media, like television, has begun an extended flirtation with reality. But unlike the cruel pseudo-real world of “Fear Factor” or “Survivor,” some women’s magazines have evolved into a safe haven — a girls’…
NEW YORK — Pushy publicists, blind items and the ethics of outing were on the menu Tuesday night, as Mediabistro.com held a panel on which four gossip columnists discussed the inner workings of their profession.
LAIRD’S DEBUT: Gap is getting ready to unveil its new fall TV and print ad campaign, the first under Trey Laird, president and executive creative director of Laird & Partners, a New York ad agency. While Gap is mum on details, it did confirm that…
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)