Must Read: Halima Aden Makes Milan Fashion Week Debut, Nautica Inks Accessories Licensing Deal

Plus, Canada Goose is one step closer to filing for an IPO.
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Plus, Canada Goose is one step closer to filing for an IPO.

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

Halima Aden just made her Milan Fashion Week debut
Ever since we were first introduced to Halima Aden via the news that she had signed to IMG last week, we've been all heart-eyes-emojis all the time. Now, the first hijab-wearing IMG model just made her Milan Fashion Week debut at Alberta Ferretti in an all-black ensemble. This girl just keeps proving that she's one to watch. {Twitter/@VVfriedman}

Nautica is signing a licensing deal for accessories
Nautica is partnering with Mundi Westport Group, which will manufacture and distribute Nautica-branded handbags, tech and travel accessories for the brand starting this summer. The deal will be limited to Canada and the U.S. "MWG has a great reputation in the industry for producing quality items that are both fashionable and wearable," said Brendan Sullivan, president of the company that oversees Nautica. "We look forward to expanding our product offerings through this partnership." {WWD}

Parsons is launching a couture course inspired by Norman Norell
The "Norell x Parsons" class being offered this spring will draw from the American couturier's design legacy. Parsons alum Jason Wu and senior VP of Neiman Marcus Ken Downing, among others, will serve as selection committee members to decide which student's designs will earn a spot in the Neiman Marcus holiday catalogue. {WWD}

Canada Goose files prospectus for IPO
The company filed the preliminary regulatory documents involved in the IPO in both New York and Toronto, where the brand was started. About 10 percent of the company will be sold through the IPO, and Bain Capital, which acquired a 70 percent equity interest in 2013, will still own the majority stake in the company. {WWD

Without Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron, fashion is missing strong advocates
The former first ladies of the U.S. and the U.K. did a lot to support fashion in their respective countries by championing young designers — and in Cameron's case, serving as an official ambassador of the British Fashion Council. An endorsement from one of these women was no small thing; Obama wearing a label's products added an average value of $14 million to the brand. So, in the wake of their legacies, what will happen for fashion on either side of the pond? {Business of Fashion}

Teen Vogue runs "Global Girls" editorial to celebrate diversity
The feature showcases models like Winnie Harlow, Fernanda Ly and Alanna Arrington from all over the globe as a way of celebrating cultural exchange, with each sharing things about their own culture — or what they've loved learning about by traveling abroad. The goal, according to the writers, is to prove that "diversity is what makes fashion truly great." {Teen Vogue}

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