New York, NY– As the first Indonesian fashion designer to show with NYFW: The Shows, Anniesa Hasibuan struck gold with her inspiring collection of modest wear this evening at The Dock at Moynihan Station. Mix and match creativity birthed the collection of layered coats, joggers, tunics and beaded kimonos. For the motifs, Anniesa used tied and batik printing techniques giving the collection a distinctive flair. Crystalled eyeglasses and exquisite embellishments elevated the collection into a beyond-belief spectacular. Heavy beading and logo adorned hijabs complimented each tailored jacquard suit or flowing kimono and tunic combination seamlessly. The theme for this collection was ‘Jakarta’, inspired by the people in the designer’s hometown. According to Anniesa, Jakarta occupants have unique style because they come from many different indigenous tribes and foreignbackgrounds. In partnership with IFG (Indonesia Fashion Gallery), located at 108 east 31st, New York 10016, the talented 30-year-old designer set her sights on New York after successfully showing all over the globe including London and Paris. She was inspired to create a collection that would break boundaries and crossover to mainstream fashion with separates in an earthy color palette of neutrals, peaches and greens that can be worn with our without a hijab. The young designer was thrilled to be accepted to show with the most prestigious platform, NYFW: The Shows. She presented her collection to an audience at the edge of their seats showcasing the versatility of fashion pieces that are traditionally reserved for Muslim women and featured make-up from beauty sponsor Wardah, a Halal friendly beauty brand. A finale worth talking about, Anniesa displayed an exquisite metallic gown with winged sleeves, floor length pearl veil and shield encrusted hijab. Guests made Anniesa Hasibuan’s New York Fashion Week dreams come true and concluded with a unanimous standing ovation. Anniesa’s New York Fashion Week debut drew notable attendees including celebrities Mimi Faust, D Smith and several members of the US Olympic teamincluding synchronized swimmer Mariya Koroleva and fencer Ibithaj Muhammad.
Photography by Vandyke Williams of Anbeter Photography