My Interview with Fashion Designer Altaf Maaneshia

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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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