When I was initially introduced to Altaf Maaneshia the only thing I knew was he was bestowed the distinct honor of opening for Betsey Johnson during last seasons Style Fashion Week, LA’s official fashion week. What I didn’t know is the man who is described as “passionate” and “hard working” had already established quite a reputation for himself on the catwalks of Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. And after experiencing first hand how chic his pieces truly are it’s no doubt fashion’s elite have given him center stage to share his craft with the world.
Initially I would have described his pieces as contemporary. However, now that I have had the opportunity to really experience the collection first hand (it’s a surreal experience trying on designs from the runway!) contemporary is too casual. Timeless is more the word to describe his master pieces. The pieces for the shoot were from Maaneshia’s Fall 2014 collection. From leather trims to the most exquisite ruffling detail I’ve seen since browsing through high end couture racks like Valentino and McQueen, the designer knows how to appeal to a gal with an appreciation for the finer things in life. Thus, I had no other choice but to pair the pieces with my favorite Louboutins. I love everything about his pieces! The asymmetrical cuts to even the slightest detailing in the seam work. Everything was given thought. A designer with an imagination and commitment to execution? So refreshing! I have no doubt this is just the beginning for this man and soon Maaneshia will be synonymous with the legends of the fashion world. Want more Maaneshia? Check out his look book online and follow him as he debuts his Spring 2014 collection at the quickly approaching Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week!