The event also offered a unique opportunity to hear from tastemakers and trendsetters through a panel discussion hosted by Daniela Ciocan, Marketing Director of CPNA and featuring Ron Robinson, Ron Robinson Stores, Andy Howell, MatchCo and Arthur Chipman, Producer of LA Fashion Week. Recognized authorites within their respective fields, the panelists shared insights on what a trend versus fad is and how trends percolate to take a life of their own and become part of culture.
“I was very excited to showcase several trend directional products and be able to round out the experience with incredible insights from these distinguished gentlemen who provided a unique and well-rounded perspective from accross different fields,” says Daniela Ciocan, Marketing Director of CPNA and panel moderator.
The event featured several brands from each Cosmoprof event, with many making their US debut on this occasion. Trends highlighted included: girl power, sustainability, portability, cooling, edibles, the marriage of beauty and technology and many more. Each brand was displayed throughout the Ron Robinson store with product demonstrations performed by several participating companies. In addition, guests were sent home with a gift bag valued at over $400 that included some of the products on display.
Companies participating in this event included:
From COSMOPROF WORLDWIDE BOLOGNA 2018:
- Gellé Frères | FRANCE | Trend: Girl Power | gelle-freres.fr
- Skin Regimen | ITALY | Trend: Anti-Pollution | com
- Snowcrystal | SWEDEN | Trend: Sustainability | com
- Teaology | ITALY | Trend: Edible | teaologyskincare.com
From COSMOPROF NORTH AMERICA 2017:
- Aria Beauty | USA | Trend: Mood |com
- Glycelene | USA | Trend: Cooling | com
- LeChat | USA | Trend: Mood Inspired | com
- Lisse | USA | Trend: Cooling | com
- Spynx | USA | Trend: Portability | com
- Supermood | FINLAND | Trend: Sleep | fi
From COSMOPROF ASIA 2017:
- Auro Mask | TAIWAN | Trend: Beauty + Tech | com.tw
- HiShine | PHILIPPINES | Trend: Beauty + Tech | com/us_en/home
- Maskingdom | TAIWAN | Trend: Portability | com
- Plabio | SOUTH KOREA | Trend: Beauty + Tech | co.kr/plabio-en/
“Co-Hosting this event with Ron Robinson was the perfect partnership,” says Daniela Ciocan, Marketing Director at CPNA. “Ron is a true tastemaker and is known the world over for his discerning taste and ability to find the most amazing brands for his loyal clientele. “