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PARIS – Swiss watch exports continued their eight-month upward swing in the first half of the year, rising 11.9 percent year-over-year, led by strong demand in the U.S. market, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry said Tuesday. June alone represented an increase in value of 8.1 percent with 90,000 timepieces sold for a total...
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It’s the world of Rhode, and we’re all just living in it. Hailey Bieber launched her beauty brand, Rhode, directly on its website on June 15 with a pared-back assortment of five stockkeeping units. Already, though, she’s thinking big picture. “The vision for me from the beginning was the world of Rhode,” Bieber told WWD....
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Moda Operandi, the e-commerce platform for designer fashion, will begin offering beauty products on its website later this year, WWD has learned. It’s a move by Moda to gain ground in an increasingly competitive online field of luxury players, notably Mytheresa, Farfetch, Saks.com, Matchesfashion and Net-a-porter. Jessica Matlin, formerly Harper’s Bazaar’s beauty director and currently...
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Congratulations are in order for Nicola Peltz and Brooklyn Beckham, who tied the knot over the weekend. The wedding took place in the actress-heiress’ Montserrel family estate in Palm Beach, Fla., with multi-day festivities, celebrity performances and a star-studded guest list. The celebration kicked off on Friday as guests arrived for welcome cocktails ahead of...
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BLURRED VISION: Given the blizzard of NFTs blanketing the world, the fact that Pantone has teamed up with the artist known as Polygon1993 shouldn’t be a great surprise. More interestingly is the source of the inspiration: Pantone’s Color of the Year “Very Peri.” While color specialists know the shade as Pantone 17-3938, more casual observers...
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Longtime Too Faced president Eric Hohl has been appointed chairman and chief executive officer of Forma Brands, the parent company of Morphe. Hohl succeeds Myles McCormick, who has left the CEO job and remains an adviser to the company. Hohl described Forma’s brand portfolio as one with “significant potential,” and that changes in the beauty...
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Ten years after starting the Model Alliance, Sara Ziff will be honored with the French National Order of Merit Thursday night at the Consulate General of France. The consul general of France, Jeremie Robert, will lead the ceremony in New York and present the honor to Ziff, who is the founder and executive director of...
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MILAN — The debut of Matthieu Blazy at Bottega Veneta and of Trussardi’s new course under the creative direction of Serhat Işık and Benjamin A. Huseby of GmbH are just a few of the events to circle in red on the calendar of Milan Fashion Week, which officially runs Feb. 22 to 28. This season is...
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PARIS — SMCP revealed Monday that Christophe Cuvillier has been appointed chairman of the company’s board, following the dismissal of five members representing former majority owner European TopSoho on Friday. Three new independent directors were appointed to the board at last week’s shareholder meeting, which went ahead after the Paris Commercial Court ruled against a...
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VIRTUALLY MOVING IN: Paris and Rome-based creative agency Al Dente has scooped up some of the hottest real estate of 2021 — a plot in the metaverse known as The Sandbox. Heralding the metaverse as “the next promised land for luxury brands after China” in a statement announcing the acquisition, the agency plans on leveraging...
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