Joseph Altuzarra makes a damn fine collection for me to feast my eyes upon each season at New York Fashion Week. The designer’s woman is a provocateur but a power dresser. For Fall 2015 the designer was inspired by Truman Capote’s “swans” (a.k.a. his female friends. Gloria Vanderbilt, Babe Paley and Slim Keith were friends of the esteemed author) and 18th century dandies.
When you look at the coats in this collection the dandy inside the Altuzarra woman showed through. Look 10 was a navy coat worn over a shirt with a frilly neckline and a keyhole cut-out and splendid Prince of Wales chequered wide leg trousers. Worn over the shoulder was a blue shoulder bag made possible by Kering, Altuzarra’s parent company. The Prince of Wales print continued in look 11 in the form of a cropped jacket. A huge fox fur lapel and collar added a luxuriousness to the look. The dress worn underneath featured frilled pockets which exuded the 18th CE look.
Anna Ewers stomped down the runway in camel coloured laced boots worn with frilly socks. The outfit. A gorgeous pale pink fur jacket worn over a dress with a signature Altuzarra thigh high split. Anna is getting a lot of fur outfits this season. The furs in this collection were lavish. Look 17 was a similar number, a longer duck egg fur coat.
The suits were gorgeous. An oxblood (Look 20) one stood out. A jacket disguised as a blazer was worn, along with a sheer printed top and high waisted trousers. Look 14 was a camel coloured outfit consisting of a long blazer and high waisted trousers, and a white shirt with a keyhole detail and a frilly neckline.
The silk devoré looks we were graced with at the end were a feast for the eyes. The dresses featured thigh high splits and were darkly palatial. The dresses were worn with contrasting leather sleeveless jackets with fur shoulder pads, black blazers, and fur coats. The finale look, a variation of the two predecessors, was a navy sheer dress with a sexy thigh high split and a frilly shirt bodice (present throughout the collection).
Accessories were simple point to heels or black leather studded boots. The sexy heels gave a 1970’s meets 1870’s hustler vibe. The new bags are sure to sell well with the Altuzarra customer. The models pounded the catwalk oozing sex appeal, ever-present in all Altuzarra collections. This darker, mischievous and enigmatic Altuzarra woman is blending with the existing empowered and sexy ethos.
Photo Credit: style.com // Collage Credit: picmonkey.com