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Oh how I love a fashion first, especially during NYFW
The talented Altaf Maaneshia is making history this week when he becomes the first Pakistani Designer to ever show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. He will be closing out MBFW this Thursday the 13th at 5pm in an epic show.
Maaneshia is one to watch. He merges high-end couture with contemporary fashion for out-of-the-box sense of style... so of course I'm obsessed. Think the late, great Alexander McQueen meets Dolce & Gabbana in a dual-functional way.. His collection features geometric angles sprinkled with silver accessories, plus a wide range of fabrics such as leather, wool and tweed (oh my).
Modern day media has given the fashion industry a bad wrap to the untrained eye. Forget what the crazies of Project Runway and The Devil Wear Prada may have taught you - "By all means move at a glacial place, you know that thrills me" kind-hearted people really do exist in this industry. and Altaf Maaneshia is the proof. He's one of 11 designers presenting their collections ins support of the AIDS healthcare foundation!
Hey ... Did I mention that he's the first ever Pakistani Designer to show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week? Of course I did, but I have to say it again - it's just that dang cool.
photo via bruce l thompson
Altaf Maaneshia will be making his sparkling NYFW debut Thursday at Lincoln Center. I'll be in attendance (cheers to that) and even hanging out back stage, so follow along on instagram & twitter for first hand access to this AMAZING designer.