Oakland Fashion Network’s ‘Make It Reign’ Runway and Trunk Show
Who doesn’t love a leather jacket with a fancy-schmancy cocktail dress, tell me, who?!
Oh, Altana Danzhalova…just dreamy. First of all, her name sounds like magic. More importantly, her dresses will abracadabra you into a lucid dream fairytale!
This gorgeous coral, pencil skirted dress reeks of sophistication. The brocade belt is constructed with boning and crinoline, and those winged cap sleeves will astral project you straight into an arabesque alternate Universe.
Originally from Siberia, Altana organically incorporates her ethnic flavor into her designs. Yep, Siberia. Look into it.
The corseted bodice and wool/lycra blend pencil skirt with peplum make this dress flattering on almost any body-type.
The custom bright red leather belt adds just the right spice, and I can’t get enough of that exposed zipper!
Okay, princessa, here’s your dress. You’re too old for the prom, let alone a Quinceañera, but you need your tiered peplum with tulle fix. Well, lady, Miss Danzhalova’s your girl.
Altana moved to San Francisco from St. Petersburg five years ago to learn English, then pursued her passion in fashion school. She worked in New York’s fashion district for a time, and now, back in San Francisco, her work in the fashion industry ranges from creating bespoke garments to doing custom alterations of designer clothing to costume design for Stanford University’s Modern Dance department. “Her first collection is a representation of her personal style, classic and sophisticated, but with a touch of funk, boho, and whimsy.”
A woman of many talents, Altana makes jewelry and accessories in addition to her beautiful dresses. All headpieces styled with her dresses are handmade by the designer herself. AND she did hair for all the models in the show – a woman of many talents!
Altana explains, “I’m a very shy designer, so I try to let my designs speak for themselves”. Well, Altana, your designs speak very eloquently. Congratulations on a stunning collection – I can’t wait to see the rest!