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New York Fashion Week has come to a close, and it was another exciting season, to say the least. Of course, there are so many shows, it can be easy to miss things. There were some history making moments this Fashion Week, that should be well noted
New York Fashion Week saw some major moments from designers like Anniesa Hasibuan and Tom Ford
First off, designer Anniesa Hasibuan, made history by becoming the first hijab designer to show at New York Fashion Week. The Muslim designer presented every outfit she sent down the runway with hijabs, proving that you can cover up and still be glamorous. She paired her colorful hijabs with dresses, trousers, suits, kimonos, and tunics, showing the versatility of the headwear piece that is often seen as just a religious garb. Hasibuan not only broke ground with her collection, but she was one of the few designers to receive a standing ovation, a rare and precious feat that really says she has arrived. Although her line is only one year old, the designer is certainly going places and making headlines.
Introducing...D'Jakarta for @nyfw This time, Anniesa Hasibuan is back to NYC with D'Jakarta, the latest collection depicting colorful and vibrant world of this cosmopolitan city. Famously known for its unique styles reflecting the rich cultural diversity, this Capital of Indonesia inspires Anniesa to once again present another remarkable face of Indonesian stunning ethnic mosaics. For the patterns, Anniesa uses printing techniques for belt and batik to add the Indonesian touch and her bold signature characters. As for the colors, earthy tone combined with gold, green and peach, will dominate these intricate designs. Anniesa Hasibuan is again collaborating with WARDAH make up art, which is the original cosmetic from Indonesia. Sharing the same vivid vision and mision, both Anniesa Hasibuan and Wardah are proud to show the beauty of Indonesia to the world. NYFW the show for Spring Summer 2017 Collections at The Dock, Skylight Moynihan Station NY, 8 PM. #AnniesaHasibuan #AHforNYFW #AHdjakarta #DJakarta #NYFW #NYFWtheshow #NewYorkFashionWeek #NYFW #AnniesaHasibuanOfficial #AnniesaHasibuanDaily #wardah #cantikdarihati #AnniesaHasibuanXWardah #ldjprodnyc #imgmodels
With all the discussion of Michael Kors' brand becoming too democratized and accessible, he was here to remind you that he is still a high fashion designer. For his spring/summer 2017 collection, Kors took it to the 60s with plenty of florals and made us nostalgic for old school romanticism. Dresses flared out at the knee and there was plenty of platform heels. If you thought either the 60s or Michael Kors were going away, think again, both are here to stay. The days of his classic neutrals are over, this is a new Michael Kors who isn't afraid of color, and is elevating his offerings.
Tom Ford is arguably one of the greatest living iconic fashion designers. That's why it was so wave making when he announced that he would be taking a see-now-buy-now approach to his runway shows. For his fall/winter 2016 collection, Ford decided to do what he does best, chic and sexy. Tweed was big in the collection, and the dresses had a subtle amount of volume to them. The collection took a lot of inspiration from classic couture, but made it very contemporary. It was an interesting approach for a man who is so forward thinking.
Since Peter Copping left Oscar de la Renta, it was a wonder what would happen to the design direction of the brand. It was recently announced that Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia will be taking over as creative directors of the brand, so this collection serves as an interim until they debut their first line for the brand. Truth be told, this season's collection lacked the flare that the brand's namesake founder brought to the line, and didn't even come close to Peter Copping's vision either.
There were several black dresses with sequins that looked like they could be cabaret dresses, and several looks appeared like they were reaching for the rich, young socialite market but didn't quite hit the mark. The one redeeming dress was a white gown with gold floral embroidery that would have made Mr. de la Renta himself proud.
Another season of New York Fashion Week has concluded. Don't forget, London is just around the corner though as Fashion Month continues.
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