Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Hijab at the NYFW

Anniesa Hasibuan/Instagram

A collection presented at the prestigious New York Fashion Week is the first time every model walked the event's runway wearing a hijab.
Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan's show was seen as a very special moment in bringing the hijab into the mainstream.
Inspired by her hometown Jakarta, 30-year-old Anniesa presented trousers, flowing tunic and gowns, in luxurious fabrics and detailed embroidery, all worn with hijabs.
In fact, she entered the world fashion scene only last year. And at the end of her show, she received a standing ovation.
Sure, there will be those who see her as modernizing the Muslim dress for the modern Muslim – and there will be others too, who will take umbrage at these clothes because they are "not Islamic enough".
"The essence of Muslim dress is to wear something decent, to be modest. For women they have to make sure what their wearing doesn't attract the attention of men," says Dr Eva Nisa, professor of Islamic Studies at Victoria University, who has been researching Muslim fashion in Indonesia since 2007.
I expect the conservatives are still going to condemn what Muslim fashion designers like Anniesa create as being totally against this kind of religious doctrine – the reason being that fashionable attire undoubtedly draws scrutiny to the wearer.
Liverpool secured an impressive 2-1 victory yesterday.
This was Antonio Conte's first loss as Chelsea manager and saw the Reds move from sixth to fourth position in the EPL table.
The Reds overran the Blues to take control by half-time through Dejan Lovren's close range finish and captain Jordan Henderson's spectacular 25-yard strike in the seventeenth and thirty-sixth minutes respectively.
Chelsea’s defender David Luiz pulled one back through Diego Costa in the sixty-first minute but that was it.
As Jurgen Klopp described his boys – they “played football like hell”. A well-deserved win.

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