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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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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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »