DRAMA - Anniesa Hasibuan for NYFW Fall/Winter 2017

 "Please take a seat, everyone...we are about to start the show!"
I was hugging my dearest Melanie from hautehijab.com and had a chat with Gina from whatsthedoost.com as well as Heba Jay from hebajay.com when this super-efficient-looking lady was reminding everyone to take one's seats.

Gallery II of Skylight Clarkson Square was packed with people.
Media, fashion industries, bloggers, diplomats, and more.
Certainly those who have come back after a historical debut in NYFW Spring/Fall last season and those who were intrigued to see DRAMA.

Then the lights went out.
As the first model poised under the sign bearing Anniesa Hasibuan's name and the dramatic music intoxicated me, I could barely breath.
Let the show begin.


Please don't blame me for still getting so excited with DRAMA, Anniesa Hasibuan's latest show at NYFW Fall/Winter 2017.

For the second time, she is back with a BANG!

super ready for the show..

And coming back, like those one-hit-wonder trying to prove its lingering existence, is not easy at all, right. Being the first Hijabi and Muslim wear designer coming to NYFW and showed her collection with all models wearing Hijab, Anniesa certainly stole the world's attention for making this historic debut.

Now that people has certain expectations towards the collections being shown, Anniesa certainly endures a lot of DRAMAs while preparing for this collection. Literally.

After showing flattering pret-a-porte collections with a luxurious touch of haute-couture and intricate details filled with pastel colors in dresses,tops, jackets, pants, capes and more, Anniesa continues to work on her signature touch for a series of deluxe collection for fall/winter season.

And once again, Anniesa proves to the world that her labour of love and her passion for intricate, elegance designs perfect for Muslim ladies, as well as those wearing no hijab. 

some of the details...don't you just love it!

Being pregnant for her second baby obviously does not prevent here from creating those marvelous, out-of-this-worldly elegant pieces!

So, we arrived at around 3 PM at the venue. Took some pictures in front of the venue and off we went backstage to get ready.

cheers....photo was taken by @aldiphotoofficial

In case I haven't mentioned it before, I help Anniesa with the translations for all interviews she got before and after the show. What fun! And such an honor as well..
And she did have a lot of interviews. The New York Times, the Washington Post, Vanity Fair, and Pop Sugar as well as Elle are some of the medias lining up to interview Anniesa that day. Besides questions about her collections and inspiration for DRAMA, many asked about her saying on the latest administration policy about immigration and how fashion can be used to bring peaceful messages.

And indeed she was.

The decision to cast all-immigrants models, including the first and/or the second generations, for her collections is to show the world that fashion is an open world. It's beautiful, just like America, which has been long known as the land of opportunities and equality. Differences are something you shouldn't be afraid of! 

For Anniesa, coming back to the NYFW means she is given the opportunity to once again show the beauty of Islam through modest fashion and the richness of Indonesian cultures and values as projected in her works. 

Getting ready for the show!

Then, it was time to start the show!
48 looks and I'm blown away!

some of the looks..
Truly inspired by the incredible life story of women who have power to change weaknesses into strengths and uphold the ethics they hold dear as true women, DRAMA present the immaculate combination of premium materials, colors and sumptuous details, creating the astounding beauty for elegant and glamorous women.

the perks sitting on the front row :)

What do you think?

Let alone the pleads and oh those intricate embellishments!

Those arduous embroideries, laces and premium fabrics paired with pearls, beads, and crystals are just awesome.

the final one!
DRAMA successfully bring out my inner strength and energy as I see those mixture of bold , strong colors in black, white, silver, gold and copper tone, accentuated with firm lines and rich structures.
So proud of you, dear Anniesa!
And I know Indonesia and the world are, too.

great job, Anniesa

with the team :). Photo taken by @aldiphotoofficial

And of course, just like last year, Anniesa stole the attention with her works and her message of peace, diversity and equality in NYFW.

God bless you, Anniesa...and keep up the great works!

Till the next show, people :)


  1. Temenku cerita ttg beliau mba, talented yaa mba.
    Jadi mba insav bantu saat interview yaa^^ keren dan asyiiik :) fuuuun
    Proud to be indonesian ^^

  2. This is just marvelous! I love it. Just one reason I love blogging. If it weren't for you I would have never heard of this. This is a great example of redefining things into something bigger and better.

    Thank you my friend.

    1. So true, Alan.. this is the beauty of blogging. We know all about many things out there :)

  3. Looove looove looove!

    salut buat Annisa Hasibuan yang karyanya "petjah abis" ya mbak Insav

    1. Iyaaaa mba Tanti.. reaponse du ja internasional luar biasaaa memang

  4. Waa makin salut ama Mbak Annisa Hasibuan. Karyanya makin mengikuti perkembangan dan aach seneng banget, Mbak Indah selalu hadir di tiap fashion shownyaa

  5. She and you are so pretty! What a fun time! I love fashion shows.

  6. Wahhhhh kerennn.. Ini toh Mbak Annisa yang diomongin di grupp..
    Hebat yah beliau bisa sampai ke NY...
    Proud banget ada anak negerei sekeren iniii...

  7. Feeling creeps when arrived in here:

    ... for Anniesa, coming back to the NYFW means she is given the opportunity to once again show the beauty of Islam through modest fashion and the richness of Indonesian cultures and values as projected in her works.

    and here as well,

    ... how fashion can be used to bring peaceful messages.


  8. Such an amazing show! You definitely had a great view of all the wonderful designs!

  9. aku tau nama Anissa Hasibuan ini dari foto2mu tahun lalu lho mbak..
    ternyata dia memang dapat pujian di media2, salut
    dan dia sekarang balik lagi ke New York buat mengulang sukses ya
    salut banget dengan bakatnya

    1. iya bener mba...bagus banget memang karyanya dan sangat membanggakan

  10. it's more than just fashion! Thumbs up for her great works

  11. proud to see great works from Indonesian designer! At New York Fashion Week..

  12. this is marvelous!! proud of her with great works at New York Fasion Week

  13. Bangga jadi orang Indonesia. Lebih bangga lagi karena Kak Anissa bersuku Batak, salah satu suku bangsa terbesar di Sumatera Utara, kampung halamanku. Awak tunggu terus update-nya, Mbak Indah. :)

  14. lovely little white jacket on you!

  15. keren ya, hijab untyk winter, keren sekali, bangga jadi org indonesia nih

  16. Make New York know more about Muslimah fashion, what a great job from Annisa, cause I know it's not easy. She's also pregnant now but so energic in her event, wow :)

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