Making Fashion History with the Muslim Hijab: New York Fashion Week

Indonesian designer, Anniesa Hasibuan made fashion history on Monday at the New York Fashion Week by including Hijab headscarves in silver, gold and pink in her show at Moynihan Station.

Hasibuan at the show.

By pairing them with an assortment that included kimonos, tunics and gowns, the 30 year old designer demonstrated the chic aesthetic of the traditional Muslim apparel that has become the subject of so much controversy lately.


The Hijab steals the show.

“While many think fashion is frivolous, I believe in the power of fashion,” said Melanie Elturk, CEO of Haute Hijab in her blog. “It’s just one of the outlets in which we make a cultural shift in today’s society to normalize hijab in America – to break down stereotypes and demystify misconceptions. Last nights’ show was a huge leap in that direction.”

Hasibuan’s line was met with a standing ovation and we salute this trailblazer! See the video below.


— Kelly Fine.