Tangle wood’s Amir Taghi, 18, isn’t working to stop subsequently be in power as one of three “emerging designers” in most recent fall’s Fashion Houston at the Wortham Center.
The junior at Episcopal High School presented his spring and summer 2014 assortment in conjunction with top fashion designers Catherine Deane, Marios Schwab and Talbot Runhof.
Taghi said, “I love presenting my collection after working so hard for six months while it’s kept quiet.”
It isn’t durable to see how the teenage picked up a concentration in fashion. His family’s boutique, A. Taghi Fine Apparel & Shoes at 5116 Westheimer, specializes in high-end Italian fashion for men.
“My family has always been in the fashion industry,” Taghi said. “It was exciting to go to market in New York with my uncles and father. My father (Iraj Taghi) is an architect, a builder of homes in Tanglewood and Memorial, so I had that in me, too.”
However, from age 5, Taghi was more attentive in rough out women’s gowns and other formal dress.
“It’s a little more creative to design for women’s silhouettes and form,” he said. “My inspiration came from the women around me. The women in my family inspire me the most because they truly love to dress.”
In 2012, Taghi opened the doors to his “atelier,” the French word for a performer’s workshop, by bestowing his first sanctioned assortment of eight outfits for invited guests at his family home.
That summer, he amalgamated with David Peck USA to manufacturing Taghi’s 2013 spring and summer assortment, which was accessible at a stem show at Tootsie’s in Upper Kirby. Each of the 11 outfits cost about $400 to manufacture, he said.
Last March, Taghi accessible his third assortment, for fall and winter 2013. Some of his dresses are obtainable at Tootsie’s.
“Learning which stitches to use, how and why a fabric fits – it was all self-taught,” said Taghi, who happening with online investigation and then educated more from books and investigation.
This past summer, Taghi incarcerated at designer Oscar de la Renta’s fashion house in New York City, where he polished needlework and marketing skills.
“I learned that you have to go and talk to people, introduce yourself,” he said. “You call, you email. If they don’t answer, you email again.”
Taghi endorses his brand on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.
“In five years, I would love to be in Paris,” he said. “I will be almost done with school, perhaps the Parsons School for Design, and I will be off trying to find work.”