Despite pending bans, and the current political climate, New York Fashion Week seemed to remain a melting pot of international designers and influences. We’ve pulled out some of our favorites to show from New York Fashion Week runways.
MIDDLE EASTERN FASHION – Anniesa Hasibuan – Indonesian designer, known for her all hijabi models, Anniesa brought hijabs and modest fashion to the runway in a fab way. This season many of the models were immigrants, green card holders, and 1st/2nd Generation Americans. To not only make a fashion statement, but a political statement as well.
FROM TURKEY – Hakan Akkaya dubbed the new “Cool Kid” of fashion broke gender norms and muslim conformity by bring a new age burka to the runway one on a male model and the other on a female. Both athleisure burkas were designed with a fitted hat and patten leather cuffs.
ASIAN FASHION: Chinese-Japanese designer DAN LIU brought some of his asian influence into his runway show with red geisha inspired make-up and pops of anime emojis.
FRENCH RENAISSANCE INSPIRED DRESSES by Leanne Marshall. The Project Runway alumna was inspired by victorian fashion and hair this season.
SCOTTISH FASHION – The Dressed To Kilt Multi-Line Charity Runway Show brought us hot guys and celebrities in traditional (and new age) kilts and highland attire straight from Scotland.