Fashion Week: Winter 2017

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.