Hi, Friends! I just got back from New York and had a blast. This was my favorite fashion week. It’s no secret that fashion designers often look to current social/political status as an inspiration for their work. I was so impressed and moved by all the shows I attended this year. Prabal Gurung, for example, sent his models out in T-shirts stamped with political slogans: “Revolution has no borders,” “I am an immigrant,” “Nevertheless, she persisted.” The parade ended with the designer in a tee that read: “This is what a feminist looks like”. Everyone from Prabal Gurung and Christian Siriano to front row attendees and models shared messages of inclusion and support for a better future on the runway at this year’s New York Fashion Week. We also saw a hijabi model walking for NYFW and Anniesa Hasibuan with her groundbreaking show with Muslim fashion. NYFW is always amazing although, New York itself is very exhausting. As “exciting” as it can seem, it’s very hectic and busy. At the end of the day, I am very thankful for the opportunity.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model walks the runway for the Naeem Khan collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 2, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)

What I wore to the Prabal Gurung and Mused shows


Designer Prabal Gurung and Mused got political on the runway with messages on T-shirts and cardboardsprabal-gurung-a49a15e4-68c6-4333-a6d2-9c64157a3c4dMUSED 1

The ElizabethKennedyNewYork show was ethereal and the Miguel Vieria show was fierce.

Elizabeth Kennedy RTW Fall 2017
Elizabeth Kennedy RTW Fall 2017
Michael Costello RTW Fall 2017
Michael Costello RTW Fall 2017

What I wore the Anniesa Hasibuan Show NYFW 2

Anniesa Hasibuan was such a groundbreaking show making history by being the first to present a collection that has every look outfitted with hijabs. This show brought me to tears.

Anniesa Hasibuan 2

Anniesa Hasibuan 1

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“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future. This is known as Fashion Week.” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex & The City.

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