Must Read: Amandla Stenberg Talks Gender and Chanel, United Airlines Bars Teens for Wearing Leggings

Plus, H&M names the winners of its Global Change Award for sustainability.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Amandla Stenberg talks gender and Chanel for InStyle
The teen activist, actor and style icon chatted about what it took for her to figure out her own style in an interview with InStyle during Paris Fashion Week. "Once I lifted that limitation off of myself of trying to look digestible, especially to the male gaze, it was a lot easier for me to find what style actually suited me," she said. {InStyle}

United Airlines bars leggings-clad teens from flying
The airline drew critique from a host of fliers — including Chrissy Teigen — for turning away teen girls for wearing leggings deemed inappropriate by the gate agent. Despite widespread backlash, United has since defended the action, claiming that the leggings violated the airline's policy for "pass travelers," who are either United employees or dependents that fly for free on standby. The idea, claimed the airline, is that those travelers are "representing UA when they fly," and thus need to look "neat and... in good taste for the local environment" — a vision leggings apparently do not fit into. {New York Times}

H&M names winners of Global Change Award for sustainability advances
The retail giant's nonprofit arm, the H&M Foundation, awarded five winners for technological advances that promote sustainability. The innovative ideas include a textile made from cow manure, decomposable nylon and a leather lookalike made from the byproducts of wine production. The foundation is asking the public to vote online to decide how the award of a little over a million dollars should be split between the winners. {WWD}

Alvanon and BodiData create the largest body measurement database in the fashion industry
The apparel consulting company and data firm teamed up to create a customizable body scanning technology that will help retailers better understand body sizes and shapes, with the ultimate goal of creating better-fitting clothing across a range of demographics. "The U.S. consumer population is one of the most ethnically and size diverse on the planet, so this partnership will deliver clarity to a confused market and enable the industry to make better fitting clothing," claimed Alvanon CEO Janice Wang. {WWD}

What's next for "see now, buy now?"
While designers like Tom Ford are retreating from the "see now, buy now" model they were so quick to embrace, other brands like Ralph Lauren and Burberry say that shifting away from the traditional fashion calendar has been beneficial for business. Some industry experts have argued that "see now, buy now" works best for brands like Tommy Hilfiger, who turned his "fashion show" into a buzz-worthy product launch seemingly aimed as much at consumers as at press or buyers. "Instant fashion is more for brands that are more marketing- or product-oriented, or driven by merchandisers. But those that have the ambition to influence the future and work on research are not into it," said Carlo Capasa, president of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion. {WWD}

DKNY owner G-III Apparel announces fourth-quarter losses
On Monday, the company reported a net loss of $20.1 million, as compared to the fourth quarter of the year before. Despite reporting losses and falling short of Wall Street forecasts, the company maintained a positive outlook, asserting that "the mid-year re-launch of the DKNY and Donna Karan brands will have a positive impact in the second half of the year." {G-III}

Bobbi Brown claims she's "not a very talented makeup artist"
The beauty legend chatted candidly with fellow industry guru Linda Wells about everything from why she hates contouring ("it's telling people there's something wrong with their face") to how "not [being] a very talented makeup artist" ended up benefiting her. In the case of the latter, Brown said: "I just kind of figured out ways to do things that made the end result look good... I don't look good in a lot of makeup. And I would always do my makeup in the car." {The Cut}

Note: This story has been updated to remove images that had been incorrectly titled as being part of Rihanna's Spring 2017 campaign.

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