Sexy, powerful and feminine 70s glamor struts on the runway at Altuzarra for fall
Fashion One brings you the catwalk show from Altuzarra at New York Fashion Week for fall/winter 2015. We chat with designer Joseph Altuzarra as he explains his inspirations and give you a chance to see the upcoming collection which contained a mix of women’s femininity and sexuality.
Altuzarra tells us how his inspiration started by looking at various photographs of dandies - men from the 18th century who prioritized their dress sense and aesthetics - along with a fascination of the luxurious fashions of American aristocrats in the 1960s and 70s, such as Gloria Vanderbilt and Babe Paley. The challenge was to take these inspirations and to make them modern and new. It was also a continuation of the brand’s collection from last summer which explored the slightly perverse and sexual side of a woman.
The collection combines sexuality and power in leather, wide fox fur collars, daring thigh high split skirts, sheer fabrics and unbuttoned or peep hole blouses with femininity being flaunted through flouncy fabrics, high ruffled necks, laces and creamy pinks. The designer also talks about his goal to create well cut pieces that work in real life, which is apparent in his lean trouser suits, jackets and stunning v-neck gowns featuring shimmering beadwork.