This Indonesian designer makes the traditional modern for NYFW in the most beautiful way
Designers have been lighting up the runway all over the place at this year’s New York Fashion Week, where tons of incredible artists showcase their collections for Spring of 2017. But one of our favorites are the luxurious, shimmering pieces from Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan.
Anniesa Hasibuan makes beautiful, modern clothes, while staying true to her traditional roots.
Anniesa is a Muslim woman from a very traditional culture, and her background is deeply reflected in the beautiful pieces that she makes. According to the Jakarta Post, Anniesa’s fashion career launched only a year ago, and she is already showing at New York Fashion Week.
Up until last year, Anniesa only considered her passion for designing clothes to be a hobby, but now she has found international acclaim for her looks.
This was Anniesa’s first ready-to-wear collection, and we love how her modern pieces still reflect her culture.
All of her models wear head scarves, or hijab, which is traditional in Anniesa’s Muslim culture, but we love how she manages to make it look SO chic and modern. This fabulous peplum top and pants combo are absolutely street ready, and the billowing jacket adds an extra dose of drama.
Anniesa told Jakarta Post that it is absolutely one of her goals to show off the beautiful traditions of her country.
If these looks represent Indonesia, then we need to go immediately, because they are gorgeous.
This incredible golden look is full of so much incredible detail. We are particularly stunned by the intricate flower pattern of the sheer cape. This is a look fit for a queen.
Anniesa updates the belt with a freeform knot to give the pants a bit of elegant style.
And Anniesa is absolutely rocking the statement necklace game, and we want to buy all of her pieces.
Because all of her looks include modest high necklines, Anniesa has created a perfect canvas to display incredible jewelry. All of these pieces are colorful, beaded statement makers, and they bring a modern flare to these traditional shapes.