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HOUSTON Episcopal student Amir Taghi spent half of his summer in Istanbul and Iran seeking inspiration for his fall collection. The other half he ll spend in New York as an intern for Oscar De La Renta.

He s only 17 years old.

While most kids his age are poolside this summer or just hanging out, Amir is working toward one day having his own fashion house. He already has the label, design-savvy and support. His gowns are carried in luxury women s retailer Tootsies.

Fashion runs in the family. Amir is the son of local Houston menswear mogul A. Taghi.

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