Will the designs keep coming from behind bars?

Will the designs keep coming from behind bars?

Last week, the Indonesian designing duo of Anniesa Hasibuan and her husband Andika Surachman received an 18 and 20 year prison sentence respectively.

No, not for their Muslim-clothing line, highlighted by their 2016 New York Fashion Week show with all models wearing hijabs, but for allegedly scamming customers out of $60 million in Mecca pilgrimage schemes.

First Travel Last Travel?

Anniesa Hasibuan and her husband Andika Surachman

Anniesa Hasibuan and her husband Andika Surachman.

Under the firm name First Travel, the duo has yet to actually have a first customer in 2018 complete a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, despite having been paid in full.

According to the judge overseeing their case the pair, “Have been proven legally and convincingly guilty of committing a criminal act together,” and in addition to the jail time must pay a fine of 10 Billion Indonesian Rupiah ($718,504).

What say you, PDers? Do you think they’ll be able to pull a Dolce and Gabbana and come back with a vengeance, or are their designing days over?