Walgreens Boots Alliance brands are getting behind social issues rather than just selling products. For example, the company’s Sleek Makeup brand silenced Makeup Shamers late last year with a campaign called My Face, My Rules. This month, the Soap & Glory banner revealed a campaign called More Than Lips, an initiative that reinforces the notion that women should always speak up and share what makes them feel powerful.The campaign microsite, along with the brand’s YouTube channel and Instagram account, features a two-minute video to highlight the campaign message and encourage viewers to join the conversation by sharing the video on their own social sites with the hashtag, #MoreThanLips.Soap & Glory isn’t just paying lip service to the message. The initiative also supports She Should Run, a national organization working to increase the number of women running for elected office to 250,000 by 2030. For the duration of the campaign, Soap & Glory has vowed to donate $5 to the organization for every Instagram post with the #MoreThanLips hashtag, up to $20,000.The campaign has its roots in the Los Angeles Women’s March, which took place on Jan. 20, 2018. At the march, Soap & Glory invited marchers to test a Soap & Glory lip product — such as the brand’s Poutstanding Lip Contour Crayon — enter a private video booth and share their thoughts on what it means to be a woman today. Those recorded stories were used to create the campaign video.The goal of the campaign is simple — abolish the outdated concept of judging women purely on appearance. By focusing solely on the women’s lips during the video, the brand aims to give women a platform to share their uncensored thoughts and feelings on the hardships women face today.In addition to the attendees filmed at the march, the video also features top social media influencers including Nabela Noor, Jessie Paege, Courtney Quinn and Cammie Scott, who have promoted the campaign on their respective social media channels as well.
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.
@beyonce chose a custom gown by @falgunishanepeacockindia for mother @mstinalawson 's second annual Wearable Art Gala last night. The gown, which took 10 days to make, was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto. Reporting by @hernameislex . #wwdeye 👑 🐝#beyonce
After dressing @justintimberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance last month, @stellamccartney has designed the star’s "Man of the Woods" tour wardrobe. Timberlake will be wearing a mix of pieces from McCartney’s fall men's collection as well as custom designs and items from his own closet. #wwdfashion