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Vivi Zubedi Brings Modest Wear to the Runway During New York Fashion Week

Designer Vivi Zubedi even walked down the runway in her own design to a standing ovation from the crowd.

Photos by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for Vivi Zubedi

Vivi Zubedi brought her modest wear to the runway during a special presentation at New York Fashion Week 2018 on Sunday afternoon (February 11).

Held at Industria Studios, the fashion designer traveled from her home country, Indonesia, to display her embellished, statement RTW and hijab collection to the US fashion industry. The venue was packed with a stylish crowd chattering as the designer and her models prepared to make their mark.

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 11: A model walks the runway for Vivi Zubedi during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Industria Studios on February 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for Vivi Zubedi)

The FW18 collection, entitled Urang Banua, was originally crafted as a cultural statement for quality of life and economic welfare of weavers and fabric artisans in the area of South Kalimantan: Pagatan and Sasirangan. The designer mixed traditionally Muslim silhouettes like hijabs and abayas with sportswear elements like printed sneakers and gold embellished baseball caps. Written across the caps and select velvet jumpers in the collection was “Banua Borneo” — a region of Indonesia that Vivi Zubedi wishes to bring attention to.

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 11: Miss USA 2017 Kara McCullough and Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters attend the Vivi Zubedi front row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Industria Studios on February 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Vivi Zubedi)

Our gals Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Miss USA Kara McCullough were spotted front row at the presentation snapping photos of the weavers’ beautiful original fabrics from South Kalimantan.

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 11: Designer Vivi Zubedi walks the runway for Vivi Zubedi during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Industria Studios on February 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for Vivi Zubedi)

The show closed with designer Vivi Zubedi graciously walking down the runway in her own design to a standing ovation from the crowd including her daughter who handed her a bouquet of red roses that she took and held close to her velvet Banua Borneo gold stitched top. As the show ended the room of modest influencers, celebrities, editors, buyers, family, and friends stormed the runway opening hoping to try and grab a selfie with America’s next top modest fashion star!

Check out the gallery below to see some of the looks from Vivi Zubedi’s FW18 Runway Show…

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 11: A model walks the runway for Vivi Zubedi during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Industria Studios on February 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for Vivi Zubedi)

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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