New York: For The First Time Paraded Models With Hijab

After weeks of controversy in Europe on the freedom to wear the veil in public places, here in New York a stir aroused by the first fashion show where models wear the hijab. No cleavage, no transparency, no cracks or winks: it was a different show that seen at New York Fashion Week where the designer Anniesa Hasibuan, Muslim, he presented his collection. The designer is not a star in the industry yet it has attracted the attention of the media as it was the first show of this kind to the International Fashion Week.

Hasibuan is in Jakarta, Indonesia, strongly Muslim country, and many have seen the entrance of the hijab in mainstream fashion as a true revolution, in a historical moment in which what they are wearing Muslim women is a topic of debate. The thirty year old designer received a standing ovation when she came out on the catwalk, of course veiled, for the courage to propose a modern vision of fashion that follows the precepts. According to which they do not feel the curves of the female body under clothing.

Soft tunics overlaid on silk trousers, abaya (long female sopravesti to the foot) covering layers of veils making everything deeply prudish, and obviously hijab (headscarf tied under the chin) of all shapes and materials. The body is never revealed but not lost in grace and femininity thanks to profusion of precious embroideries. An elegant fashion that seen on the catwalk, in colors reminiscent of sweets and spices sold in Eastern markets.

The collection follows the new “modesty fashion movement”, the fashion that accompanies the modesty of women, ie look that does not exalt the female body. Many designers are working in this direction and even the big brands are following with interest the question: from Dolce & Gabbana have designed a hijab collection and abaya to H & M has chosen for its campgne a model in hijab, up to Uniqlo. Hasibuan, who expressed his enthusiasm on Instagram, explains that with this collection hopes to promote the normalization of the hijab in the United States. And from there the rest of the world