It has been almost three years since Dr. Fredric Brandt, once called the Baron of Botox, was found dead in an apparent suicide. Under the leadership of Stephane Colleu, Dr. Brandt Skin Care continues to build upon the groundwork established by its founder by building a cadre of experts to continue the vision.
“Our story is very unique because of the situation we had to face, despite having a unique concept being one of the first doctor skin-care lines [Dr. Brandt debuted in 1996],” Colleu, the president and chief executive officer of the company, told WWD. Beyond losing the brand’s mastermind, the company also faced mounting physician brand competition. But thanks in part to tapping the expertise of a Skin Advisory Board, Colleu said the company’s volume is expanding on target. Since Brandt’s death, Colleu reported more than a 40 percent growth rate. “We had our best year ever,” he said of 2017. Industry sources estimated current sales approaching $80 million on the path to $150 million by 2020. The privately held company did not discuss estimates.
Exclusive: @tommyhilfiger has tapped 22-year-old actress @zendaya to be his newest collaborator and together they will launch a see-now-buy-now collection in February. Speaking to WWD about the project, the Spider-Man actress said: “Fashion is more than just wearing cool clothes. It’s a way to celebrate self-expression and individuality, which is extremely empowering. This is why I am proud to partner with Tommy Hilfiger.” Tap the link in bio for the full scoop. #TommyXZendaya #wwdfashion
Fashion is facing a blistering pace of technology, a complex economic backdrop, and shifting social mores, priorities, and lifestyles. WWD's annual CEO summit on Oct. 30 and 31, will be the meeting place for some of the sharpest minds in the business who will address how these forces affect a consumer. Speakers this year include Antoine Arnault, Virgil Abloh, Gabriela Hearst, and Olivier Rousteing. Tap the link in our bio to find out more. #wwdceosummit