By Alessandro Carrara
Rihanna’s Super Bowl look was praised by LVMH for bringing better visibility to the Fenty Beauty model
Fenty Beauty was based by Rihanna in 2017LVMH has reported revenues of over €21bn for the primary quarter of 2023.
This was supported by an 11% uplift in gross sales for the luxurious goliath’s Perfumes & Cosmetics enterprise division.
Jean-Jacques Guiony, LVMH’s CFO, stated the outcomes have been largely pushed by make-up and perfume buying and selling.
Christian Dior noticed sturdy development through the interval, and the Sauvage, Miss Dior and J’Adore fragrances benefited from elevated gross sales.
Rihanna’s Super Bowl look additionally introduced better visibility to the Fenty Beauty model, stated Chrisopher Hollis, Director of Financial Communications at LVMH.
Searches for Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty soared by 833% throughout her efficiency on the Super Bowl LVII in February 2023.
During her 13-minute set, the star stopped mid-performance to the touch up her make-up with a product placement utilizing Fenty Beauty’s Invisimatte Instant Setting + Blotting Powder.
LVMH’s skincare division noticed extra subdued gross sales, nonetheless.
“This has been happening for some time, as a result of truth we’ve much less development in Asia and the majority of the expansion is coming from Europe and the US,” added Guinoy.
“This creates some bias in favour of fragrances and make-up.”
Hollis additionally highlighted Sephora’s development in Q1, which noticed income and market share will increase throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East.
“The first Sephora retailer in the UK loved a wonderful begin,” he added.
Sephora’s first bricks-and-mortar retailer in the UK opened at Westfield White City in West London on 8 March 2023.
A devoted magnificence hub which affords magnificence companies and coverings options in the 6,000sqft retail house.
Sephora UK return comes over 17 years after it initially exited the British market“In an unsure geopolitical and financial context, LVMH stays each vigilant and assured at the beginning of the 12 months,” LVMH stated in an announcement.
“The group will proceed to pursue its technique centered on the event of its manufacturers, pushed by a sustained coverage of innovation and funding in addition to by a continuing quest for high quality in its merchandise, their desirability and their distribution.”
Additionally, the model proprietor noticed constant development throughout its key buying and selling areas.
Asia skilled probably the most important rebound following the lifting of journey restrictions brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, and generated over 36% of the buying and selling interval’s income.
Japan in explicit was one of many top performing nations in the APAC space, which noticed a 7% improve in gross sales in contrast with Q1 2022.
Guiony stated a part of the expansion has come from an sudden surge in vacationers to Japan.
But one other key contributor has been elevated gross sales from home customers.
“It appears to be that the Japanese shopper may be very assured concerning the financial system, concerning the world state of affairs and inflation,” added Guiony.
“Inflocation strikes manner much less in Japan than elsewhere, and consumers are lively in phrases of procuring.”
Sales in Europe and Japan, in the meantime, benefited from sturdy demand from native prospects and worldwide travellers.
However, the US market grew by solely 8% in Q1, the outcomes of softer demand in the nation.
LVMH lately shook up its Beauty division, naming Stéphane Rinderknech CEO.
He oversees the group’s perfumes and cosmetics class globally, which incorporates Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain and Kendo.