We have finally made it my favorite show of New York Fashion Week! This particular designers collection gave me goosebumps last season and made me stand to my feet with applause during the final walk. I literally could not stop talking about how beautiful and powerful her SS17 collection was, and I’m happy to say that she has once again blown my mind with her FW17 collection. This amazing woman that is flipping the fashion industries idea of modest wear upside down is Anniesa Hasibuan.
Anniesa made her New York Fashion Week debut last September with a line of intricately designed modest wear with models adorned in hijabs. For her FW17 collection Anniesa decided to stay true to her culture by keeping her models in hijabs, but decided to celebrate the beauty and power of ALL women of various cultures. Her cast of models included immigrants, green card holders, and first and second generation Americans! She was inspired by the fact that all women are passionate, multidimensional, emotional and strong. She showed that although the world may portray modest-wear as boring, it can also be worn in a way that is chic, feminine and glamorous! From metallic silk pants, to sequin jackets and an embellished top with the letter “A”, Anniesa’s army has proven to the world that women who choose to dress modest are far from dull and oppressed!
In this day and age, unity is something that we’re learning to cherish daily. It makes me so happy to know that we as a people can unite in more ways than politics. We should learn to embrace cultures and beliefs through fashion, we can also look fabulous while doing so!
Check out my favorite looks from the collection below! 🙂
Thank you for the invite The Riviere Agency!