Move over snail mucin and CBD oils, ostrich egg yolks are the new buzzworthy skin-care ingredient.Antibodies humanely extracted from unfertilized egg yolks of ostriches are said to neutralize free-radicals and antigens formed on skin from everyday exposure to pollution and the elements to protect and help halt signs of aging. Those antibodies are the key ingredient in Adsorb, a leading professional skin-care brand in Japan from Zeal Cosmetics. Adsorb is now being distributed in North America by BioBoutique Beauty Lab founded by industry veteran Tom Winarick in partnership with Zeal. Adsorb already caught the interest of Neiman Marcus, which is selling it online and selected Adsorb to be featured in its recent Shop the Expo pop-up in partnership with Indie Beauty Expo at Fashion Island in Costa Mesa, Calif. Other luxury retailers are reported in the pipeline and industry sources believe Adsorb can achieve U.S. sales of $5 million in the first year.Although skin care from Japan is heralded by some as the next big trend, nudging out K-beauty, Winarick insisted this is more than a fad. “The heritage of the story and the data behind it [using the antibodies of ostrich eggs] gives credibility,” maintained Winarick, who also markets the Doll Face Beauty brand. “When people hear the story, they are impacted by the fact it is part of a bigger picture than just skin care. Research on using the antibodies also includes fighting cancer, influenza and other viruses like Zika and Ebola. Skin care was just the first to come to market because it is topical.”Ostriches, he elaborated, are the closest living relative to dinosaurs and among the oldest animals in the animal kingdom. Their longevity is tied to their strong immune systems. Japanese scientists plumb to retrieve the antibodies to fight free radicals and other health issues. The process and technology are globally patented. “It was so unique and the more I dug into the data, it really became compelling to me,” Winarick explained.Although there are 11 items in the full lineup, Winarick selected three to launch Stateside. The hero is the AntiBody Moist Essence Serum at $140, and is joined by the AntiBody Gel Cream ticketed at $130 and the Antibody Cleansing wash priced at $78. Adsorb operates an ostrich farm with 300 ostriches that are treated royally with special diets and exercise programs. Each ostrich produces up to 100 eggs annually. A single yolk supplies enough antibodies for 5,000 Adsorb products, providing a sustainable, cruelty-free resource.
Exclusive: @longchamp is planning to stage its first official runway show at New York Fashion Week this fall. The French leather goods firm has expanded into ready-to-wear as part of its repositioning as a lifestyle brand. The show, scheduled for September 8, will also cap the brand’s 70th anniversary celebration. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex undertook their first overseas engagement as a married couple in Dublin. The trip included multiple events and outfits changes, including this black dress by @emiliawickstead that Meghan Markle wore for a party at the British Ambassador’s home. #wwdfashion #royals
At 20 years old – and with an estimated net worth of $900 million - @kyliejenner is the youngest person to ever make @forbes’ annual list of America’s Richest #SelfMadeWomen. “It’s incredible to be recognized for something I’m so passionate about, and I’m really grateful for that. I’ve always loved makeup and worked really hard to bring the first lip kit to the market,” said Jenner on founding @kyliecosmetics. See who else is on the list on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @rainerhosch)
“The collection is inspired by Tulum and the Mayan Riviera – its laid-back luxury, life of cabanas, untouched coastline, natural habitats, exotic cocktails and jungle parties with renowned DJs,” said Matteo Maniatty, creative director and cofounder of @descendantofthieves, on the brand’s inspiration for its latest collection. See more designer sketches and inspirations on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #nyfwmens #nyfw
@riccardotisci17 is releasing a limited-edition capsule collection as part of his anticipated runway debut for @burberry in September. Delivered in a series of instant drops, this is the second Burberry capsule collection announced since Friday, when Tisci broke the news on his collaboration with @viviennewestwood. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
“It’s like a Cinderella story. You get a little fake, you get a little real, you put it together and voilà,” said legendary rapper Slick Rick, who helped pioneer the merge of luxury and streetwear. WWD’s @ariahughes spoke to @therulernyc about his jewelry collection, his collaboration with @bally and how the industry has evolved – link in bio. (📷: @kristaschlueter)
@ragandbone and @eminem are teaming up on a special capsule collection of streetwear pieces. Sold at a one-day pop-up in London’s Soho on Friday, the collection features three different T-shirt designs and a hoodie. The capsule is set to kick off the rest of Eminem’s shows in his European Revival Tour, which ends on Sunday. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion