For an understated designer heralded for his impeccable clean lines and elegant restraint, it was a shock to the senses. He simply took refuge in another nearby hammock. Yet when he left that first of three exploratory Amazon expositions, a bond with the tribe was forged, and a bounty of natural resources was found for his new clean beauty line, Costa Brazil.
After he was succeeded by Raf Simons as womenswear creative director at Calvin Klein Collection in , Francisco Costa decided to take a break from clothes. Large retailers like Sephora and Net-a-Porter have recognised the category, largely by grouping brands that are free from certain controversial ingredients, and now merchandise their beauty brands accordingly. Costa put together a brand book for Costa Beauty, which he envisioned as an all-encompassing lifestyle brand, eight months before he left Calvin Klein. While many of his previous employers had robust beauty businesses, he had little to do with them. But the learning curve for launching a beauty brand is steep. Costa quickly realised the challenges of operating outside an established brand. I met with so many people.
A Quiet Revolution for Francisco Costa at Calvin Klein
Research interests : Environmental Economics, and Development Economics. Email: fjmcosta gmail. Curriculum Vitae. This paper provides stark evidence of hysteresis -- the failure of an effect to reverse itself as its underlying cause is reversed -- in energy demand. We examine the implications of our finding by extending the traditional welfare analysis of corrective policies to allow for hysteresis. Our estimate highlights that failing to take hysteresis into account could severely bias the welfare evaluation of policies aimed at reducing long-run energy demand. We use high-resolution satellite data to determine how Amazonian deforestation changes discretely at the Brazilian international border. We document two dramatic reversals.
The products are made from indigenous ingredients that Costa learned about from Amazonian tribes when he explored the rain forest in partnership with Conservation International. One such ingredient: Breu, an intoxicating-smelling resin found within the Almacega tree. Some are lighter, some are darker. Burning a tiny bit is all you need. The remaining three maiden products include a Breu-scented candle and two oils — one for face, the other, body, both based in Cacay oil, which is believed to soothe everything from mosquito bites to red skin. Oils were about the only thing Costa dabbled in growing up in Guarani, Brazil, and they were usually of the baby oil variety. But at the age of 21, he moved to New York to pursue his interest in design, knowing not a lick of English. He learned the language at Hunter College and design at F.