Sustainability was the main theme at the National Beauty Science Institute’s panel Wednesday held at the New York Academy of Medicine.The daylong event, which brought together 400 students from 10 universities, including New York University, Columbia and Parsons, focused on educating students on ways to make the beauty industry more sustainable.Panelists, consisting of some of the industry's top experts, discussed how their companies are striving for more sustainable practices and how they’d like to further their initiatives.“Seventy percent of perfumery ingredients used are petrochemical based,” said Achim Daub, global president of scent and care at Symrise AG, during his panel discussing ways that innovation drives sustainable beauty. “That’s not necessarily bad, but the issue obviously is that it’s not sustainable because the world’s oil resources will not last forever, so as an industry we have a responsibility to minimize the use of petro-based ingredients.”Daub went on to discuss three key ways to increase sustainability in the beauty industry, specifically in perfumery: green chemistry, converting bio-waste into value and equitable sourcing of natural materials. He stressed that these three ways will drive efficiency, minimize the use of water and minimize waste, which all in turn will increase sustainability.Dr. Bruno Bavouzet, executive vice president of research and development at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, proposed nature as a source of innovation for beauty during his talk.“Nature provides ingredients that are renewable. When you look at nature, you have all of these functionalities to build a cosmetic company or fragrance,” he said, stating that natural resources have properties that can make them work as effectively as synthetic ingredients.Other panelists spoke about the scientific aspect of the industry, like Dr. Josh Ghaim, chief technology officer at Johnson & Johnson, who gave an overview of the skin’s biology and barrier function, and Dr. Kurt Schilling, senior vice president of basic science research and advanced technology at The Estée Lauder Cos., who discussed biomimicry and next-generation natural products.The panel also brought together Dr. Michele Verschoore, medical director at L’Oréal, and Tanguy Pellen, vice president of packaging, and Olivier Doucet, vice president of skin and sun care, at Coty Inc. The National Beauty Science Institute, which was founded last year by Judy Price, recruits research and development personnel from large beauty companies to create a curriculum on beauty sustainability.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
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