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Must Read: Antoine Arnault & James Scully Discuss Charter To Protect Models, Fashion Designers Take on Art Basel

Plus, Yolanda Hadid returns to reality TV this January to host a modeling competition.
Looks from Prabal Gurung's Fall 2017 collection. Photo: Imaxtree 

Looks from Prabal Gurung's Fall 2017 collection. Photo: Imaxtree 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Antoine Arnault, James Scully and Kering draft charter to protect models 
In the wake of numerous allegations of sexual misconduct (inside the fashion industry and out), LVMH's Antoine Arnault joined casting director James Scully on the BoF Voices stage last week to discuss a new initiative designed to protect models. Arnault and Scully are partnering with Kering to draft a landmark charter to not only improve the working conditions of models, but to ensure that catwalk regulars are in the best mental and physical health. {Business of Fashion}

Fashion designers are moving in on Art Basel to connect with collectors of luxury goods 
Art Basel kicks off this week, which means the upper crusts of society are gathering in Miami to compare yacht decks and collect art. But the five-day annual art fest isn't just reserved for those looking to fill empty wall spaces with contemporary paintings and sculptures; in fact, designers such as Gucci and Loewe are encroaching on the beachside design district with their own art installations to rub elbows with wealthy art appreciators of the world who have eyes for very high-end products. {WWD}

Yolanda Hadid returns to reality TV 
We all remember Yolanda Hadid as the calm, cool and collected real housewife of Beverly Hills — a presence we truly miss on the "Real Housewives" franchise. Lucky for us, the reality star is returning to unscripted television on Jan. 11 in a new modeling competition show called "Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid." The former model and mom to Bella and Gigi will guide a group of six aspiring runway stars and their moms through an intensive model training program. {Entertainment Weekly}

Coco Rocha is pregnant with baby number two
The latest addition to the growing crew of fashion people expecting a bundle of joy is 29-year-old model Coco Rocha. On Monday, she posted an adorable video to social media announcing the news, with her 2-year-old daughter Ioni James Conran jumping and squealing with glee. Congrats to the entire family! {Instagram}

Why the hiking jacket has become this season's most in-demand menswear item
Retro anoraks were once associated with middle-aged men stuck in the suburbs, but with the resurgence of sportswear and rise of athleisure, this dated outerwear became cool. Designers quickly caught on and began creating their own luxurious iterations of the hiking jacket, or they started collaborating with outdoor brands like North Face and Columbia to add some streetwear flare to the functional garments, thereby establishing the dog-walking dad topper as an "it" item. {The Guardian}  

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SoulCycle collaborated with Public School on a high-end line of workout apparel 
You can now sweat it out in a 45-minute spin class while wearing streetwear-inspired sports bras and leggings designed by Public School. The cool New York City label partnered with the spin behemoth SoulCycle on a line of high-end workout clothes. If you're going to spend $34 on a stationary bike session, then you might as well wear a $655 silver bomber to and from the class and sport $185 leggings during it, right?  {Business of Fashion}

Sources say Céline will launch e-commerce
Céline is the sole LVMH-owned label that doesn't sell product on its website, but it seems to be finally shedding its "too cool for e-tail" facade and joining the ranks of practically every other brand online. A source tells Business of Fashion that the minimalist label would launch its own website in France in the next few weeks expand to the rest of Europe and the United States in 2018. {Business of Fashion}

A former model argues that we need to shift our cultural gaze in order to end mass predation in fashion 
At the end of last week, we were served up another case of sexual misconduct perpetrated by famed fashion photographer Bruce Weber. As of late, we've been plagued by story after story of sexual abuse in the workplace, particularly in the image-making industries like film and fashion. Chris Wallace, who has modeled for Weber, argues that in order to rid these industries from mass predation, our culture must ditch the "sex sells" narrative. {Business of Fashion}

Consumers are beginning to treat hair products more like skin products 
While texture, style and color have traditionally been our top hair concerns, consumers are now wanting healthy hair that mimics a glowing, blemish-free complexion. Thus, they are hunting for shampoos, conditioners and style products in the same way they'd search for a toner or cleanser for their face: Consumers want hair products that have gentle ingredients. Hence, WWD is reporting that the hair companies experiencing significant growth are the ones that concentrate on making products with traditional skin-care ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid. {WWD}

Helmut Lang launches NYC taxi project 
In 1998, Helmut Lang become the first fashion brand to advertise on the tops of NYC taxis. So to celebrate its yellow cab legacy, the label has re-emblazoned 275 taxis with an advertisement geared to the next generation of Helmut Lang wearers. In addition, the brand has created three limited edition pieces — two hoodies and a T-shirt — that feature an archival Helmut Lang taxi-top image taken by a photographer in September 2000. {Fashionista Inbox}

Photo: Helmut Lang

Photo: Helmut Lang

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