Nike’s Pro Hijab among the winners of ‘2017 Design of the Year’

The Nike Pro Hijab was the winner of 2017 Design of the Year fashion category. (Nike)
Updated 29 January 2018
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Nike’s Pro Hijab among the winners of ‘2017 Design of the Year’

DUBAI: The Nike Pro Hijab was among London Design Museum’s 2017 Design of the Year winners, Fashion website Fashion United reported.
The Pro Hijab won the fashion category for design, as judges felt it “could change the face of sport for Muslim women.”
The stretchy, high-performance hijab was designed by Rachel Henry, Baron Brandt, Megan Saalfeld and Brogan Terrell and launched two days before international woman’s day.
At the time of launch, Nike said: “By providing Muslim athletes with the most groundbreaking products, like the Nike Pro Hijab, Nike aims to serve today’s pioneers as well as inspire even more women and girls in the region who still face barriers and limited access to sport.”
The sports veil was inspired by Runner Sarah Attar’s win for Saudi Arabia at the 2012 London Olympics.
Commenting on the Nike Pro Hijab, judge Amanda Levete, founder and principal of AL_A, said: “The first time I saw this project it stopped me in my tracks. It is a piece of design that tackles an important issue in a simple and elegant way. Perfectly delivered with inclusion at its core.”
Other nominees for the fashion category were Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket, Ecoalf that creates sustainable fashion, Kanye West’s Life of Pablo pop-up store, Aitor Throup’s New Object research, and the Pussyhat project.


Saudi Fashion Week postponed until further notice, organizers announce

The event will take place at a later date, according to organizers. (Shutterstock)
Updated 15 October 2018
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Saudi Fashion Week postponed until further notice, organizers announce

DUBAI: Saudi Fashion Week, which was supposed to take place between Oct. 21 – 25, has been postponed until further notice, according to organizers.

Princess Noura bint Faisal Al-Saud, the event’s founder, is yet to reveal the new dates, but organizers have confirmed that a rescheduled date will be announced in the future.

The fashion week was set to run in Riyadh.

“I want every designer in Saudi Arabia to not be afraid and to come out and show what they are made of. Be Brave,” Princess Noura told Arab News in a recent interview.