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Designer Spotlight: Anniesa Hasibuan

Designer Spotlight: Anniesa Hasibuan
October 10, 2016 Melissa

I am all about going left when everyone else is going right.  I mean, why follow the crowd, when you can lead others to greatness, spark other’s creativity, and actually BE SOMEONE, not just another face in the crowd.

So, let’s talk about it.

A Muslim fashion designer made history last month by debuting the first fashion collection to feature traditional Muslim hijabs in every look during New York Fashion Week.  

I think this is the absolute correct direction for us to be going in America, in the heat of this bullshit- no?  😉

Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan, 30, debuted her collection at Moynihan Station in mid September. The young designer received a standing ovation after the show.

As she should have.  💯

Lori Riviere, the press manager for the event, said: “I have been doing this for a really long time and I have never seen a standing ovation at the end of a show. We all had goose bumps.”

For many young Muslim women, the hijab is not a symbol or a statement, but just part of their identity – an identity they are asserting more confidently.

I am all for making waves in the fashion industry, and in pure MVPChic code: we don’t follow any rules over here.

“I am so proud and thankful for everyone on the team who helped me so this event could happen, and I am thankful to international and local media from Indonesia for exposing my show, I did not realize the result can be this amazing, and I am thrilled and humbled by the welcome reaction given.” Hasibuan told CNN in a statement following the event.

So let’s learn a little bit more about this amazing, trail-blazing, and proud Muslim woman, shall we?

Annesia Hasibuan was born in Jakarta, July 30th, 1986. Her passion in fashion appeared since she became a business woman. She had to dress well and neat whenever she was to accompany her husband in meetings with clients and partners.

And for that, personal appearance is number one.

For her, appearance is a representation of the Muslim culture. That’s why, she started to design working clothes and formal clothes for herself. Her friends and clients loved her designs, and encouraged her to open a fashion boutique, so they could buy similar clothes that she wore in several events.  (Trendsetter, or what?)

And here we are today… standing ovation, making fashion history… there is really nothing this young, innovative woman can’t do.

And for that, I thank her.

Let’s all take a page from this book, and remember- you can be anyone you want to be.  You can overcome obstacles and change the way people view you.  YOU have the power to create your own path.

So go forth my fashionista friends- let’s be the future.

Whether we do it from Canada or Mexico (haha… jkkk), don’t let anything or anyone stand in your path.  🙌🏾

YOU might just be the one to create a whole new shift in the way the world thinks.

Check out some of here GORGEOUS work and shop her line HERE






Have a great week, loves!

xoxx -Mel 💋




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