Style Notes: Nike Launches Performance Hijab; Ivanka Trump Brand Now Run by Registered Democrat
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Nike Launches Performance Hijab [Quartz]
Nike's newest buzzy product is not a sneaker, but rather a hijab for female athletes, due out next year. The garment is made of a breathable, stretchy material which helps whisk sweat away from the wearer. The length is also extended so that there is less of a chance that it will come off while the wearer is working out. "The Nike Pro Hijab has been a year in the making,” said the company in a statement, “but its impetus can be traced much further back to Nike’s founding mission, to serve athletes, with the signature addendum: If you have a body, you’re an athlete.” In light of recent political events, Nike CEO Mark Parker spoke out against President Donald Trump's travel ban, which restricts those traveling from the Middle East; the company has also been expanding into the Middle Eastern market.
Ivanka Trump President Gives First Interview Since Taking Reins [Refinery29]
Abigail Klem, who took over Ivanka Trump's eponymous brand in January, gave her first interview since assuming control of the company. She spoke with Refinery29's Yael Kohen about her relationship with Ivanka ("I feel like, while we're not banned from speaking personally, I think it's just easier if we talk as little as possible"), her personal politics (she's a registered Democrat) and how she's been handling the fallout from the anti-Trump movement ("We are really committed to having the brand be separate, even from [Ivanka], so certainly her dad is even more distant from that. ... And so absolutely, it complicated matters").
Kate Moss Lands 38th Vogue Cover [Vogue U.K.]
For its April cover, Vogue U.K. tapped a familiar face: Kate Moss. The British babe, who has graced more than 38 Vogue covers in her day, was photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. But she's not just the pretty face on the front of the issue; Moss, who is a contributing fashion editor for the glossy, also racked up styling credits for a spread photographed by her boyfriend, Nikolai von Bismarck, which stars two models from her own agency.
Big Sean Is Designing for Puma Now [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Big Sean's endorsement deal with Puma just took a creative turn. The rapper is no longer just the global ambassador, but has also assumed the role of creative collaborator. His first exclusive collection with the activewear label is expected to drop in spring 2018. Additionally, the brand is also sponsoring his I Decided summer tour, and featuring the hip-hop star in its summer Classics campaign. Only time will tell if Big Sean's collaboration will gain as much notoriety as Rihanna's Fenty x Puma line, which the pop star just showed in Paris to rave reviews.