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Must Read: Nike Pro Launches Campaign For Its First Sports Hijab, J.C. Penney Drops Russell Simmons' Line Following Sexual Assault Accusations

Plus, Abercrombie & Fitch launches its first concept store overseas.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Nike launches campaign for its first sports hijab
Zahra Lari, a 22 year-old from the United Arab Emirates, is a competitive hijab-wearing figure skater with her sights set on triple lutzing it at the next Winter Olympics. And since Lari's identity is inextricably linked to the headscarf, Nike wanted to help her achieve her olympic goals by launching its very first performance hijab, modeled by the Muslim athlete in the campaign, shown above. The sportswear company worked with the figure skater to develop and test the product to ensure its breathability, lightness and steadiness on the ice. {Vogue UK}

J.C. Penney drops Russell Simmons' line following sexual assault accusations
Russell Simmons follows a long line of men in power to have recently been accused of sexual assault. The entrepreneur and music and TV producer was struck Thursday by sexual misconduct allegations, which prompted Simmons to resign from his music company Def Jam and apparel company Phat Farm. J.C. Penney responded quickly to the news and within hours dropped Simmons' menswear line Argyleculture from its stores. {WWD

Abercrombie & Fitch launches its first concept store overseas 
Abercrombie & Fitch is swapping dark rooms and head-banging music for wide-open spaces (6,800 square feet, to be exact) of technology-enabled shopping rooms designed to appeal to a more modern and mature consumer. The retailer just opened a new concept store in Hong Kong that features gender-neutral fitting rooms, equipped with charging stations and the option to dictate your own trying-on soundtrack. In addition, A&F is aiming for a more inviting retail space to contrast with its history of "you can't sit with us" store vibes. {WWD}

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The founder and creative director of Colette announces her next move
Sarah Andelman founded the chic Parisian concept boutique Colette in 1997, and it was announced earlier this year that the innovative retailer would close its doors after a 20-year run. Andelman spoke at the Business of Fashion VOICES event on Thursday, where she shared her next career move: She will collaborate with both artists and brands through a new consulting company called Just An Idea. "I am always on the hunt to discover and I am fascinated by how designers constantly surprise us," Andelman said on the BoF VOICES stage. "I love to discover new creative talents, [for them to give us] a new inspiration a new vision, and I would like to give them support to exist, to be recognized for what they do." {Business of Fashion}

The British Fashion Council will honor Pat McGrath at its upcoming Fashion Awards
The mother of all makeup, Pat McGrath, will receive this year's Isabella Blow Award at the Fashion Awards on Dec. 4, for her numerous contributions to the fashion and beauty industries (most recently, she brought us the perfect liquid lipstick). The Isabella Blow Award honors those who exude creativity, and past recipients include Edward Enninful, Amanda Harlech and Nick Knight. {WWD}

A new book explores how artists over three centuries have used fashion in their paintings
It's difficult to draw a fine line between what is art and what is fashion — the two forms of creative expression are deeply intertwined and frequently complement, borrow and comment on one another. A new book, titled "Clothing Art," explores how artists have used fashion, through the exploration of how men and women were dressed in various masterpieces from 1600-1914. {The New York Times}

Barbados named a road after Rihanna
This year, Rihanna gifted us with the perfect red lip, one jaw-dropping red carpet look after another, a major motorcycle entrance and a foundation to match literally anyone. So it's only fair, that Barbados — the island responsible for producing the Fenty x Puma queen  would name a street after her — she's practically a monument. And of course, at the road re-naming, the singer turned up in a bright yellow Hellessy dress, proving that she didn't even need a "Rihanna Drive" to stop traffic. {Vogue UK}

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