Hijab arriving to NYFW

By Chioma Ahaghotu

Anniesa Hasibuan, an Indonesian fashion designer, made history by being the first person to feature a hijab in every look in her collection at New York Fashion Week.



At only 28 years old, Hasibuan stunned the audience by doing something so unique to the fashion world. Her collection was based on intricate lace design, embroidered skirts and metallic tops.

The Anniesa Collection was inspired by her hometown, Jakarta, included hijabs that were were worn with suits, trousers, kimonos, gowns, and tunics in colorful silks and patterns.

For many young Muslim women, the hijab is not just a symbol or a statement, but part of their identity – one they are embracing more confidently.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 12:  A model walks the runway at the Anniesa Hasibuan show  during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 12, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)

“I want to bring the Indonesian name to the fashion world and, and use my clothes to introduce people to the different and diverse parts of Indonesia,” Hasibuan told The Jakara Post.

There were 48 looks that went down the runway and at the end, Hasibuan was given a standing ovation.