Must Read: Model Cameron Russell Shares Stories of Abuse on Social Media, Donna Karan Clarifies Her Comments on Harvey Weinstein

Plus, maternity wear is getting a much-needed update.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Model Cameron Russell uses her Instagram to share stories of abuse in fashion industry
Under the hashtag #myjobshouldnotincludeabuse, model Cameron Russell has transformed her Instagram page into an outlet for models to speak out about their own experiences with sexual assault. Four days ago, Russell began swapping out her glossy covers and advertising campaigns for anonymous screenshots of abuse in the modeling industry. These stories reveal the ugly underbelly of the fashion industry. {@cameronrussell/Instagram}

Donna Karan takes back her comments defending Harvey Weinstein
Last week, Donna Karan got herself and her namesake labels into some hot water after defending mega-film producer Harvey Weinstein from his repeated allegations of sexual assault. In the days that followed, numerous women, including top actresses and models, came forth with horrific Harvey Weinstein encounters. Now, Karan has broken her silence since her initial Weinstein commentary and told WWD that what she said "didn't come out the right way." {WWD}

Eva Chen talks about how Instagram has changed fashion  
Evan Chen, who serves as the director of fashion partnerships at Instagram, has witnessed the social media platform change the way we consume fashion content. Now, Instagram gives everyone a voice and an equal lens with which to watch industry happenings, which helps to highlight injustices in the industry and encourages greater inclusivity in fashion. And of course, with larger crowds tuning into fashion weeks, the runway shows themselves have become lavish, Instagrammable spectacles. {Vogue UK}

Maternity wear is getting a much-needed update 
Growing a human inside of you is hard enough, but then throw the not-so-chic lounge-y maternity apparel offerings on top of it and the whole beauty and "glow" of pregnancy feels like it can diminish quite quickly. Fast-fashion companies — H&M, Topshop, Asos — along with a few newer maternity-focused brands, are trying to change the game with on-trend bump-friendly styles. {Glossy}

Lenny Letter strikes a deal Conde Nast following exit from Hearst 
Lena Dunham's bi-weekly feminist newsletter, Lenny Letter, is leaving its partnership with Hearst Digital Media for Condé Nast. The creator and star of HBO's "Girls" made an advertising deal with Hearst back in 2015, but now Condé Nast has stepped in and will take over the newsletter's advertising space. {Business of Fashion}

Marchesa staff reportedly trying to leave company
Marchesa's success largely relied on Harvey Weinstein and its demise may also fall on the big-time film producer. Weinstein was instrumental in helping the evening wear line get off the ground, having used his Hollywood connections to make the label a frequent presence on the red carpet. Now, according to the New York Post, Marchesa employees are trying to exit the company amidst Weinstein's multiple reports of sexual misconduct. {New York Post}

East African countries want to shutdown secondhand clothing imports from the U.S. 
Donating your previously lived-in clothes may be doing more harm than good. Apparently, the mounds of gently used textiles sent overseas from Western countries to low-income countries are negatively impacting the local apparel industries of these poorer places by undermining their production of new apparel. In an effort to boost their domestic manufacturing, a group of East African governments are planning to ban all secondhand clothing imports by 2019. {Business of Fashion}

A look inside Nike's research lab reveals how NBA uniforms are made 
This season, Nike has teamed up with the NBA to serve as the league's official apparel outfitter. In the latest installment of "In the Studio," The New York Times takes us inside Nike's research lab where the chief design officer, John Hoke and his team of over 1,000 designers study movements of top athletes to create the most innovative, high performance uniforms. {The New York Times}

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