How does it feel to be the first Pakistani designer based in New York City to be featured at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week?
I feel great and I am happy that I will be representing a very positive image of Pakistan in one of the world’s biggest fashion week celebrations.
I attended LA Fashion Week last year, and I thought your collection was one of the best! As a designer for women, what inspires your collections?
I get inspiration from my surroundings. I like to make neat and trendy lines. I also like to focus on one specific element in each design.
What inspired this year’s collection?
This season’s collection is based on neat and clean cuts. I have used stripes and pointed cuts and I have used wool, tweed, satin, silk, taffeta, and leather, with a touch of silver accessories.
What do you hope to accomplish with your creativity and designs this year?
This year, I’d like to give my special attention to build a strong relationship with North American multi-brand shops and sell practical and trendy clothes.
How does your relationship with your wife inspire and help you as a designer?
A great life partner is a blessing and I think I am very blessed; her strong support makes everything easier for me.
What is next for Altaf?
I am working on multiple projects, one of which is this season we are launching an online store.
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