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Indonesian designer's hijab collection wows New York Fashion Week crowd

Ni Nyoman Wira
Ni Nyoman Wira

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, September 16, 2016  /  01:13 pm
Indonesian designer's hijab collection wows New York Fashion Week crowd

Called D’JAKARTA, the collection consists of 48 looks, 38 ready-to-wear pieces and 10 evening gowns. (instagram.com/anniesahasibuan/File)

A standing ovation erupted at The Dock, Skylight Moynihan Station, the New York Fashion Week venue, following the finale of the hijab and modest wear collection from Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan.

Called D’JAKARTA, the collection consists of 48 looks, 38 ready-to-wear pieces and 10 evening gowns, all rich gold, brown, peach and green shades with intricate details combined with jewelry as well as shoes designed by Anniesa.

After the show, Anniesa was featured in numerous magazines, such as Teen Vogue and Elle, and received glowing responses from fashion critics and bloggers. Voice of America Indonesia (VOA Indonesia) reported, “I didn’t recognize this designer, but I was amazed when I saw the collection; her work is extraordinary, especially the color combinations and intricacy of the outfits,” said fashion critic and curator Megan Gallhehar from Global Glam magazine.

“Anniesa made history last night as the first designer to showcase an entire collection of hijab designs and the first Indonesian designer at NYWF,” wrote Haute Hijab chief executive officer Melanie Elturk.

(Read also: Bringing Indonesia’s Muslim fashion to the New York stage)

Twenty-eight years of age, Anniesa began her fashion career last year when she debuted her collection in London in March. She later exhibited her collection at the Jakarta Fashion Week, Istanbul Modest Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week. In Indonesia, her boutique can be found in Kemang, South Jakarta.

“I want to bring Indonesia's name to the fashion world and introduce people to the different and diverse parts of our country,” she told The Jakarta Post. (kes)

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