Fashion: Hijab top at the New York 2017 fashion week- Anniesa Hasibuan
30 years old Indonesian Muslim fashion designer Anniesa Hasibuan unveiled her second New York collection amid controversy over US President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on immigration, currently blocked by a US court, which bars refugees and migrant from seven Muslim-majority nations. The decree however, ignited mass protests and global condemnation.
Like in her New York show last fall –which cemented her status as a rising star as she receives worldwide praise for been the first to feature hijab in every look — all of the models who showcased Hasibuan’s 2017 winter collections sported lustrous gray hijabs that sculpted the facial features while carefully covering the hair the traditional head and neck covering many Muslim women wear.
Hasibuan’s 2017 winter collection, features shimmering, on-trend pleats, silver and golden ruffles, and long trains adorned with pearls, glitter or embroidery that recalled royalty of the Middle Ages. The models who showcased Hasibuan’s autumn/winter 2017 collection were not chosen at random – as the young designer held casting calls specifically seeking first and second-generation immigrants, seeking to show that “designing is for everybody.”
Speaking through an interpreter Hasibuan told AFP;
“There is beauty in diversity and differences — something we should not be afraid of”
“I believe being a fashion designer can bring a lot of changes — and beautiful changes, of course.”
“I’m here bringing the beautiful voice of the Muslim women, the peace and the universal values thatfashion can offer,” she said.
The young designer, has however, vows to keep her work, which is primarily geared toward Muslim women, “separate” from politics.