New York Fashion Week debuts a number of the most cutting-edge styles from today’s most prominent designers, but one designer’s recent show pushed the boundaries of the fashion industry in a whole new way.
Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan debuted her new collection — inspired by her hometown of Jakarta, Indonesia — at the Moynihan Station venue this week, according to ELLE, and her show was full of firsts. ELLE reports that not only was Hasibuan the first Indonesian designer to show at an official fashion week venue, she is also “the first to present a collection that has every look outfitted with hijabs.”
The designs from her D’Jakarta collection include “with trousers, suits, kimonos, tunics, and gowns all in colorful silks and patterns,” says ELLE, and each of the 48 pieces shown was styled with a hijab.
But make no mistake: these were no ordinary pieces; from peplum-style tunics to embellished kimonos, each was designed with the rich culture of Indonesia in mind.
“I want to bring the Indonesian name to the fashion world, and use my clothes to introduce people to the different and diverse parts of Indonesia,” Hasibuan told The Jakarta Post, according to ELLE.
Capping off her runway show of firsts was a standing ovation, says ELLE — something they note is a “rare right” at fashion week.
To check out some of Hasibuan’s styles, click here.