What is the Future of Amazon and Luxury?

Alex Choueiri, L’Oréal USA; Terry Darland, Parfums Christian Dior N.A.; Kirsten Kjaer Weis, Kjaer Weis, and Tomoko Yamagishi-Dressler, Clé de Peau Beauté, discuss how Amazon’s platform can better evolve to showcase luxury brands.

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What’s New For Q1?

Alex Choueiri, L’Oréal USA; Terry Darland, Parfums Christian Dior N.A.; Kirsten Kjaer Weis, Kjaer Weis, and Tomoko Yamagishi-Dressler, Clé de Peau Beauté, discuss plans for the first quarter of 2018 including new product launches, campaigns and online initiatives.

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What Works Best For Your Brand on Social?

Alex Choueiri, L’Oréal USA; Terry Darland, Parfums Christian Dior N.A.; Kirsten Kjaer Weis, Kjaer Weis, and Tomoko Yamagishi-Dressler, Clé de Peau Beauté, discuss the different strategies they use to amplify buzz for their respective brands.

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What’s Exciting at Retail for Luxe Beauty?

Alex Choueiri, L’Oréal USA; Terry Darland, Parfums Christian Dior N.A.; Kirsten Kjaer Weis, Kjaer Weis, and Tomoko Yamagishi-Dressler, Clé de Peau Beauté, discuss exciting trends in luxury retail including elevating consumer experience, customization, concept stores and the introduction of indie brands.

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Elements Settles Into New Home

Whether by choice or by circumstance, each year Elements seems to morph into a different version of itself. This year the trade show that focuses on artisanal beauty brands partnered with Capsule, the global fashion and lifestyle trade event specializing in the high-end, contemporary market. Here, some of the trends we saw at the show.

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Elements Flaunts International Flair

At their most recent Manhattan show held earlier this week, Elements Showcase again proved to be a wonderland of niche fragrance brands with international and point-of-difference flair. Taking up two floors at Skylight West’s Hudson Yards’ showroom building January 28 and 29, this winter’s event (Elements is held twice a year, the next NYC show is in the fall) saw a smattering of cosmetic brands, as well as hair companies. Overall, Elements, which premiered in January 2011, attracted about 3,000 visitors and featured 120 brands.

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