As the first Indonesian fashion designer to present at NYFW, I think it is safe to say that Anniesa Hasibuan came, presented and conquered with her SS17 collection this season! To tell you the truth, I never heard of Anniesa nor her clothing line before attending her show this week, but since leaving the show she has been the one designer that I can’t stop talking about!
Anniesa’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection was entitled “Jankara” and was inspired by the people from her hometown. “The people of Jankara have a unique style because they come from many different indigenous tribes and foreign backgrounds” says Hasibuan. From metallic fabrics to intricate beadwork and expert layering, each chic outfit was paired with a hijab to complete the look.
I have attended many shows at NYFW, but none have evoked the emotion and spirit that came with watching this show. I literally had goosebumps while watching models come down the runway. It was like watching a beautiful story being told to me about a women’s life through clothing. I literally had no choice but to stand with the rest of the crowd and give Anniesa a standing ovation during her final walk down the runway. At one point during her walk, I briefly locked eyes with her from the front row and she gave a small bow as a sign of “thank you”, and I returned the gesture with a large smile. It was my way of saying “thank you” not only for an amazing fashion show with beautiful designs, but for also breaking the norm of NYFW standard fashion and telling me your beautiful story in the process. 🙂
See my favorites from the collection below!
Thank so much to The Rivière Agency for having me!
Xo- Chrissy Joy