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TT Vol. 94
Dries Beauty, Netflix, Thom Browne FW22 & WINDOW SHOPPING
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Back in March, we highlighted that our fave designer Dries Van Noten would be launching his beauty line imminently. The genderless fragrance collection, inspired by his legendary Belgian garden, hit his site recently. And it looks amazing:
The environmental impact of the fragrance collection, along with new lipsticks, was considered from the outset. Everything is available in reusable, collectible vessels, with additional refills available for purchase.
The entire beauty collection is premised on unlikely combinations - “beauty with something strange beside it” as the designer frames it - which can be seen through the high contrast packaging as well as the scents themselves. Just look at this chic comb!
We talk more about Dries on this week’s podcast.
It’s been a rough two weeks for streaming giant Netflix. After announcing a drop in subscribers, its first drop in subscriber growth in over 10 years, the stock price fell off a cliff, dropping 35% in one day.
The repercussions were felt quickly. Tudum2, Netflix’s new print content arm, laid off a portion of its team, mostly women of color hired only weeks ago. The Hollywood Reporter had a big piece on who was to blame for the stalled growth, tracing it back to the decision to fire the executive who launched prestige Netflix shows like House of Cards & Stranger Things, and elevate team members who wanted to push the quantity of shows over quality.
What does this all point to? Competition in the streaming space is heating up fast, with customers able to choose from, conservatively, 8 services3 each with their own monthly fee. There is some fatigue going on, and we’ll see less budget available for new content as streamers tighten their belts.
It also means: ads are coming. The beauty of the cable TV bundle was a flat fee for lots of content, subsidized by advertisers. And if customers don’t want to pay 8 monthly streaming fees, more services are going to set up free, ad-supported tiers to juice viewership.
Over at the Javits Center, Thom Browne showed his FW22 collection theorizing New York as “an island of misfit toys,” a reference to a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer television special from the 1960’s.
Browne chose this week to coincide with next week’s Met Gala, which is chaired by his partner Andrew Bolton.
The looks, while par for the course for Thom Browne, were quite bizarre:
Thom Browne has never been our cup of Earl Grey tea, but we do appreciate a designer who finds success sticking to his vision.
Chris & Raquel
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Holding the license to produce CDG perfumes, among many others.
Named after the sound Netflix superimposes over its logo before shows, I had never heard of this before hearing of layoffs.
Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Hulu, Netflix, Disney+, Paramount+, HBO Max, Peacock…and there are more out there.