NYFW goes Hijabi by Anniesa Hasibuan

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Model walk the runway at the Anniesa Hasibuan 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)

In a country where Muslim women have been fired and rejected from college for wearing a hijab, it’s refreshing to see New York Fashion Week embrace the religious article in a big way.

Muslim Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan made history on Monday with a dazzling show featuring hijabs accompanying all 48 outfits. As the show ended, she received a standing ovation from a largely non-Muslim audience.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Model walk the runway at the Anniesa Hasibuan 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)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 12: Model walk the runway at the Anniesa Hasibuan 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)

The fashion industry has become increasingly interested in promoting Islamic styles. For the last decade, Spanish fashion company MANGO has released a collection themed for Ramadan every year, and brands like Uniqlo, H&M and Dolce & Gabbana have followed suit.

But according to Elle, no other show at NYFW before Hasibuan’s had featured hijabs in every outfit.

 

 

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