TOKYO — Just over a year after opening his first boutique in Japan, Pierre Hardy was back in the chic Aoyama area to fete a photo exhibition showcasing works by students from the École cantonale d'art de Lausanne, an art and design university in Switzerland. A similar exhibit was shown in Paris last year, but the Tokyo edition featured new works created for the event.
“It started very genuinely as a workshop with ECAL, and it was not intended to be something else. It was not a project,” Hardy said. “But when I saw the results, it [seemed like] really a pity because the results were so strong and so different from what we are used to seeing in the fashion business. So we offered them to come to Paris and we did a show.”
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.