The Paris-based Groupe Clarins has reorganized its subsidiaries in the Western Hemisphere with an overarching entity called Clarins Groupe Americas, with Jonathan Zrihen at its head.Previously president and chief executive officer of Clarins Groupe North America, Zrihen has been promoted to an expanded role covering all of the Americas, effective July 1. Zrihen’s new group will encompass the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America and Travel Retail Americas.While Zrihen continues to report to Philip Shearer, global ceo of the French parent, a number of key executives have also been promoted — all reporting to Zrihen. Danyelle Boilard-Paul, former executive vice president of sales and education at Clarins Groupe USA, has been elevated to general manager of the American subsidiary. Patricia Abergel, now senior vice president of Clarins Fragrance Groupe Canada, will be promoted to general manager of Clarins Groupe Travel Retail Americas and Latin America. François Biard will continue as general manager of the Mexican subsidiary. Marc Rosenblum, who has been president of Clarins Groupe USA Distribution and Financial Center, has been named chief financial officer of Clarins Groupe Americas. Laurie Carey, who has been vice president of human resources of Clarins Groupe USA, will now be responsible for the entire Clarins Groupe Americas. Maria Dempsey, who has headed marketing as executive vice president at Clarins USA, will be promoted to executive vice president of marketing, design and CRM [consumer relations management] for the Clarins brand in the Americas. Han Wen, who is now senior director of Internet marketing at Clarins USA, will assume expanded duties as vice president, digital and e-commerce for the Clarins Groupe Americas.A general manager of the Clarins Groupe Canada will be named later, according to the company.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
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About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
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A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim