An international model turned interior designer, Atesh has graced the pages of every well-known fashion magazine in the world. During his two decades in the business he has worked for top luxury brands and high-end designers including Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Cerruti, Gucci, Clarins and Philip Treacy, to name just a few. He has also worked with almost every celebrated photographer around the globe. 

 

Atesh fell into fashion in his late teens when his mother and sister responded on his behalf to a local modeling advert. Not long after, he landed agents in London and Paris and was then photographed for the cover of Vogue Hommes International by Paolo Roversi. 

 

Since then he has walked down the catwalks in Milan, Paris, New York and London working with Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, Tommy Hilfiger, Hermes, Versace and Paul Smith, amongst many others. Mario Testino, Avedon, Peter Lindbergh, Guido Mocafico and Matt & Merc are just some of the photographers who have photographed Atesh for magazines like L’Uomo Vogue, G.Q., Vanity Fair and Wallpaper. As one of the best-known and longest established male models, he has also worked with the likes of Helena Christensen, Eva Herzigova, Amber Valletta, and Chiara Mastroianni. 

 

With his fine eye for detail, Atesh’s real passion always lay elsewhere - in the world of interior design. Inspired by his travels and the places and buildings he saw around the world, he was determined to pursue this other path. He has renovated and designed several properties and project-managed several others. Atesh is a fully trained Interior Designer and has worked with some of the most respected designers in the field. He now runs his own Interior Design company, Ansel Albere Design and is launching a furniture brand; Lampert & Harper

 

Atesh also has a couple of other hidden talents. He took up Kung Fu at the age of 11 and continued for over 13 years reaching the very highest levels of the discipline by becoming a fully trained ‘Sifu’ (teacher). He also displayed an early talent for acting, spent time at drama school and has appearedboth on stage and film. Atesh also has a unique international background - he is half German and half Turkish-Cypriot and spent his childhood in Nigeria. He now lives in the UK.

 

Atesh is on twitter @ateshsalih and facebook Atesh Salih Authentic