A bold new tailoring decision led to the blazer/cape hybrid, but the rest of the collection was just as keen. With the use of hardy fabrics instead of the season’s popular lightweight chiffons and organdy blends, Altuzarra differentiates himself from the rest of the pack. Sturdy linens and cottons replete with youthful railroad stripes supported the weight of the daywear portion. Pencil skirts and trim trousers kept the silhouette clean and proportionate. The inventive designer brought a new twist to the office uniform that pairs the Oxford blouse with a pencil skirt by keeping the blouse completely unbuttoned and tucked into the high-waisted skirt. For eveningwear, Altuzarra counted on sloping fringe decorations to enliven his pieces. He saved his more exotic looks for last, relying on heavy-duty layering and draping to impress upon the audience a feeling of nomadic adventure. This gorgeous collection has boosted Altuzarra into the upper echelons of New York’s fashion elite overnight, and there’s no doubt he can keep pace with his competitors.
written by GRACE GORDON|photos: courtesy of GoRUNWAY
-September 9, 2012
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