Style Notes: Gigi Hadid Covers Inaugural Issue of Vogue Arabia; A$AP Rocky's Second Guess Capsule
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Gigi Hadid Graces Vogue Arabia's First Cover [Vogue Arabia]
For its inaugural issue, Vogue Arabia chose Gigi Hadid as its cover star. The model, who has covered more than 12 issues of various international editions of Vogue over the past few years, sports a bejeweled head covering on the cover, which was photographed by Inez and Vinoodh. The accompanying spread also features Hadid clad in a fuchsia hijab, styled by Brandon Maxwell. (The designer also recently outfitted Syrian refugee Hala Kamil, subject of the Oscar-nominated short documentary film Watani: My Homeland, in a purple hijab on the Oscars red carpet.) "Being half-Palestinian, it means the world to me to be on the first-ever cover(s) of @voguearabia," wrote Hadid. "I hope that this magazine will show another layer of the fashion industry's desire to continue to accept, celebrate, and incorporate all people & customs and make everyone feel like they have fashion images and moments they can relate to... & learn and grow in doing so."
A$AP Rocky Collaborates With Guess on Second Denim Collection [High Snobiety]
A$AP Rocky's second denim collaboration with Guess, called "Guess Club," will drop next week. Like his first Guess Originals x A$AP Rocky collection, the pieces in his latest offering feature heavy '90s inspiration, with ringer tees (where each "s" in "Guess" is replaced with a dollar sign) featuring a rainbow motif, baseball caps and denim pieces in vintage silhouettes. The collection ($39-$198) will be available at select retailers including Opening Ceremony on March 10.
Public School to Donate "Make America New York Again" Profits to ACLU [Teen Vogue]
Public School is the latest brand to donate proceeds from its (political) statement pieces to charity. One hundred percent of proceeds from the brand's "Make America New York Again" hats ($65) — a satire of President Donald Trump's campaign slogan-emblazoned cap — will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union. The hats, which debuted on the runway at New York Fashion Week last month, were one of several statement pieces being cranked out by designers. Christian Siriano also donated all of the proceeds from his "People are People" tees to the ACLU, while Dior just yesterday announced that part of the sales from its "We Should All Be Feminists" tee will be donated to Rihanna's charity.
Yoox Net-a-Porter Group Posts 17.7 Percent Growth, Up $215 Million [Fashionista]
Following the finalization of the merger between Yoox and Net-a-Porter in 2015, the Yoox Net-a-Porter Group has been on the rise. The company raised $113 million in 2016 to expand their business in the Middle East, a venture that has apparently been successful: On Wednesday, Yoox Net-a-Porter Group reported 17.7 percent comparable revenue growth for 2016, which translates to $217 million improvement over 2015. Meanwhile, Net-a-Porter's founder and former CEO Natalie Massenet announced Tuesday that she will be joining e-commerce competitor Farfetch as non-executive co-chairman. Looks like she'll have her work cut out for her if she wants to compete.