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Live from New York: ICMAD Names 2008 Young Designer Award Winners

By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: November 14, 2008, from the November 2008 issue of GCI Magazine.

From left, second-place Young Designer Awards winner Maria Maldonado; first-place winner Netta Rabin; and third-place winner Katie Fowler

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On September 8, the Caravan Design Collection teamed with Tide Total Care for Style 360 New York during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Cargo Cosmetics worked on the makeup, with hairstyle credits going to Rusk and Conair, as well as to Sarah Munoz, in charge of hair and makeup creative direction.

Peclers’ Predictions

On September 12, Peclers Paris, known for its fashion-forward color forecasting, brand strategy, trend research and product conception, invited GCI magazine to a deskside interview with Dominique Assenat, beauty, luxury and accessories director for Peclers Paris, and Jeanine Milillo, managing director of Peclers Paris North America, at their New York City headquarters in the West Village. Assenat revealed the multisensorial influences integral to color and textural design, and ultimately future product development in the areas of cosmetics, beauty, packaging, apparel, consumer electronics and lifestyle design.

From architecture to anthropology, the creative process, which involves the shared experiences and impressions of the Peclers team from a wide range of disparate sources, ultimately results in the creation of 45 new colors each season. The company’s exclusive colors are interpreted and come to fruition in a variety of products, both cosmetics, beauty, and beyond.

Assenat noted that forthcoming colors will blend art, nature and hard science with the visual and experimental aspects of their latest trend stories. These color concepts include, for example, “Fan Lab”, an innovative and seductive concept; “Fancy Tech,” which fuses radiance and futurism; “Arctic Attraction,” melding the rustic with the fragile; “Power Full,” balancing humanity and technology; and “Fun Therapy,” transforming the everyday with humor, bright colors and graphics.

“Peclers integrates the holistic approach to beauty with color,” Assenat said. “In cosmetics and beauty, the major issue is naturals and science—the natural and human side with the high-tech. To us, it is the best of both, and we demonstrate how they can interact with each other.”