Meet The First Designer To Present A Completely Hijab-Filled NYFW Collection

At New York Fashion week, Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan made history. She become the first Indonesian designer to present at a NYFW venue, and her collection was the first to feature hijabs in every outfit, according to Elle.
Her show at Moynihan Station included headscarves in beautiful silver, gold, and pink colors. The models' outfits mixed elegant, silky pants, blouses, and jackets with fun, bulky jewelry and sunglasses. According to The Jakarta Post, Hasibuan always brings an Indonesian flag to the runway to remind herself that she's representing her country. The clothing worn in her hometown of Jakarta was a major influence on this collection.
While women wearing hijabs are sometimes stereotyped as disempowered, there are many personal reasons women choose to wear them. In fact, they can even be a feminist statement. The fashion industry has a history of neglecting Muslim women, but thanks to designers like Hasibuan, it's coming around.

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