Must Read: 'Glamour' Announces its 2017 Women of The Year, Moda Operandi Launches a Digital Incubator

Plus, 'Allure''s Michelle Lee wins 'Adweek''s Editor of the Year.
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Plus, 'Allure''s Michelle Lee wins 'Adweek''s Editor of the Year.
Solange Knowles on the December cover of 'Glamour' magazine. Photo: Petra Collins

Solange Knowles on the December cover of 'Glamour' magazine. Photo: Petra Collins

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

'Glamour' Announces its 2017 Women of The Year
On Monday, Glamour announced the recipients of its annual "Women of the Year" awards, which include: supermodel Gigi Hadid, the two women who facilitated the historic Women's March, actress Nicole Kidman, astronaut Peggy Whitson, singer and style star Solange Knowles (shown above), late-night host Samantha Bee, congresswoman Maxine Waters, Syrian refugee and education activist Muzoon Almellehan, Dior Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri and "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins. These women will also serve as the magazine's December cover stars, and you can view all their covers in the gallery below. {Glamour}

Moda Operandi launches a digital incubator to support younger labels 
Moda Operandi serves up a daily digital dish of luxury goods to its super fancy consumers — those who can afford to drop $1,000 on ruffled tops. In an effort to introduce the trendy upper crusts of society to up-and-coming labels, the e-tailer is now launching The Platform, a digital incubator. Through The Platform, Moda Operandi will support younger labels by providing guidance on marketing strategies, product development, manufacturing, sales forecasting and brand development. {Business of Fashion

Allure's Michelle Lee wins Adweek's Editor of the Year
Over the past year, Allure's editor-in-chief Michelle Lee banned the term "anti-aging" and created an issue that brought 41 women of color together to share their candid stories of colorism. All of which furthered Lee's mission to redefine beauty — a goal she made for the beauty-focused mag when she took over as EIC two years ago. And now, Adweek has named Lee its "Editor of the Year." {Adweek}

Russell Athletic gets first high-fashion collab 
Russell Athletics may be approaching its 115th birthday, but it's not blind to the sportswear-fueled streetwear trend. The athletics company is launching its first streetwear fashion collection with former Yeezy collaborator and Visitor on Earth designer, Tracey Mills. The collab, dubbed "Russell Athletic x Visitor on Earth," is your standard unisex streetwear capsule, complete with tracksuits, sweatshirts, T-shirts and socks, all done in oversize proportions and made to look like clothes plucked from the '90s skateboarding set. The line will be available for purchase on visitoronearth.com next month. {WWD}

Will going to a fashion school up your chances of making it in the industry? 
According to Business of Fashion's annual Global Fashion School Rankings, going to a fancy fashion school like Central Saint Martins in London will help you get a job in fashion. In fact, the report showed that 76 percent of the total alumni from leading fashion institutions — Parsons, Antwerp, Polimoda, Antwerp's Royal Academy, Central Saint Martins — got a job within six months of graduating. However, if you attend a lower ranked fashion school (see BoF's rankings here), you are less likely to secure that entry-level dream job in fashion steaming shirts and picking up fallen sequins. {Business of Fashion}

Cuban clothing brand becomes the first to establish an e-commerce site in the U.S. 
Cuban clothing label Clandestina isn't taking chances on losing American customers due to the possibility of increased governmental travel restrictions. Instead, it's becoming the first Cuban clothing brand to establish a U.S. e-commerce site — a hefty task in country that has extremely limited and notoriously spotty wifi. The site, clandestina.co/, went live Thursday with a selection of Havana-designed statement tees. {Reuters}

The founder and president of Uniqlo plans to retire
Under the direction of Tadashi Yanai, Uniqlo began in 1984 as a small roadside father-son shop in Western Japan and has since transformed into one of the world's largest apparel brands that carries our beloved — and cheap! — heattech turtle necks. After more than 30 years of serving as Uniqlo's president, the highly successful 68-year-old plans to retire. Yanai has an estimated net worth of $15.1 billion, so we're betting he'll have a very nice retirement. (Inside Retail Asia}

'Vanity Fair' struggles to find new editor-in-chief as sexual harassment allegations plague numerous industries 
It's been almost two months since Graydon Carter announced his leave from Vanity Faira position he held for 25 years — and Condé Nast has yet to announce or hint at a replacement. However, in the weeks following the famous editor's exit, numerous sexual harassment accusations have plagued the film, fashion, media and publishing industries, which has rightfully forced the major publishing companies, like Condé, to scrutinize the types of creatives and executives they employ. {The Guardian}

Tommy Hilfiger is doing streetwear
Tommy Hilfiger is re-imagining its New York City roots in a new editorial shot in Brooklyn that features a capsule collection of sports-inspired, color-blocked streetwear. If you're not already sold on the potential of owning an old-school Tommy logo emblazoned bomber, then the collection should speak to your inner hypebae with a bright red fanny. {Hypebeast}

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