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History Made During NYFW

Major landmark events, such as professional sporting matches, have long been a magnificent platform to advocate for social change. Indonesian designer Annesia Hasibuan utilized her show at New York Fashion Week this past week to not only celebrate but destigmatize a religious staple. Hasibuan made history by having every model sporting her 48 SS ’17 looks to wear a hijab.

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This magical moment led to a well-deserved standing ovation from a crowd compromised of a majority non-Muslims. Social media took a liking to Hasibuan’s progressive efforts as well. Haute Hijab’s chief executive wrote on Instagram “… Annesia – thank you for the courage and strength to keep your designs and models true to your beliefs and not giving into the pressure- you made history and we love you”

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This social statement was the talk of the town during Fashion Week as the first Indonesian designer blazed trails for Islamic fashion. An assortment of hijab’s accented the dazzling flowing tunics, gowns, and pants perfectly. Thus making a real fashion statement amongst others.

Islamic couture as a revelation is a far cry from the generalized symbol of terror many use to discriminate against Muslim women in the United States. Change appears to be on the horizon though as major fashion brands like Dolce & Gabanna and H&M have created Ramadan themed collections for the past few years. Annesia Hasibuan has cast a beautiful light on the hijab and aided in the efforts to normalize it as an article of clothing.

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WoodLuck USA is proud to announce that the year 2013 has been extremely successful, after helping thousands of American consumers to get their hands on some of the finest and highest quality WoodLuck eyewear products available on the market. Currently, WoodLuck USA is the only company, based within the United States, that offers consumers the chance to purchase high-end and luxurious eyewear. The glasses available through WoodLuck USA are 100% wooden frames, and come with some of the finest detail that can be found on glasses.

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Designer Ashley Pecolia Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Ashley Pecolia, designer for AP for Women, officially launches her Kickstarter campaign project- Seeking donations to help launch her fashion line.

Columbia, MD- May 26, 2012- AP for Women is a beautifully woven, brilliantly driven idea and it needs your help. Starting on May 25th, Ashley will launch her Kickstarter campaign with the hopes of raising enough money to get her small, yet eloquently unique, fashion line launched.
So, why should you help fund this project?

“I want women to feel beautiful, no matter their religion or beliefs. Although religion was my inspiration for this line, AP for Women is not just for Islamic women, and I cannot stress that enough. This is my chance to really make an impact on the world and how they see fashion and religion. Stated the designer.

Kickstarter is a website for young artists to find help funding their projects. They have 30 days to reach their goal, or the money is returned. To donate to AP for Women€™s project, or for more information, please visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/apforwomen/ap-modern-modesty-wear.

About the designer

Ashley Pecolia Green New Jersey and currently lives in Columbia, Maryland. She reverted to Islam in 2009. Aimed at addressing the needs of the Islamic law, imagine a collaboration of fashion for people who want to dress stylish and eloquent, with a little bit of modesty and conservatism. Each design reflects the importance of following Islamic traditions, but still allows a woman to feel beautiful, without being overexposed.