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Altuzarra's superbly sinister chic

A model walks the runway at the Altuzarra

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The inspiration:  “Rosemary’s Baby,” from gingham-sweet beginnings to a flesh-baring leather fate. (The film’s lullaby, sung by Mia Farrow, made for a haunting soundtrack.) There’s also some “Barry Lyndon” influence (the vivid Stanley Kubrick period drama) thrown in for good measure.  (Hey, designer Joseph Altuzarra has a lot of titles on his Netflix queue.)


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Altuzarra Fall 2014: Color & craftsmanship

The Altuzarra Fall 2014 collection is modeled during

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The inspiration:  Joseph Altuzarra wants to explore notions of luxury, craftsmanship and most notably—color.  “It is the first time that color is such a big part of the collection," wrote the designer in his program notes. “It is a lot about joy, a lot about freedom, but also about finding restraint within that freedom.”


The vibe:  Energetic, sexy, sensual—these...

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Altuzarra borrows from Boro. Boro?

A model walks the runway at the Altuzarra

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Inspiration for Altuzarra’s spring collection comes from Japanese Boro gear. You know…BORO. Yeah, he explained it in his program, but we had to look it up later. Boro is a term for ragged clothes or textiles worn by farmers and fishermen, patched and stitched together to make them last longer. Real clothes, with real purpose. It’s a far cry from today’s trend-driven, disposable fashion, but that’s...

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Altuzarra takes to the street

A look from the Altuzarra Fall 2013 collection,


The young designer Joseph Altuzarra looked to the street for inspiration this season.  As he explained in his program notes, the zigzag of skyline, the glint of pavement after a rain, the flashes of color from passing cars all found expression in this edgy, ultra-feminine collection.

Industrial zippers swirled around dresses and skirts like the tracks on a subway map, trimming panels...

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Altuzarra's magic carpet ride

Designer Joseph Altuzarra greets the audience after his

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If you’re not familiar with the name Joseph Altuzarra, you soon will be. This is one of those up-and-comers who — certainly after this show — has pretty much up and come. Winner of this year’s coveted CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear, the diminutive designer proved with this latest collection that he not only has a great sense of proportion but can strike a nice balance between elegance, whimsy...

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