A few years ago, I purchased Style.com/Print in Monaco. The issue featured an interview with designer Joseph Altuzarra. I remember, vaguely, Altuzarra talking about how him and his team speak French in the studio. His father is French Basque. For Spring 2016 he looked to his Basque roots for inspiration.
Exhibiting his love of the vibrant colours of the Basque region, there was fiery reds, punchy pumpkins, bright green, brushstroke turquoises and electric blues. Everything was ready for an afternoon or evening in sunny Spain and France. There was a sense of rawness in the collection which symbolises the way that both men and women dress on holidays. It may be without much effort, but Altuzarra is ensuring that women everywhere are effortlessly stylish.
Look 2 was a red high-waisted pencil skirt was paired with a buttoned down crepe shirt. His muse Carine Roitfeld must’ve been in mind when designing this look. Methinks she would approve of the crocodile coat in look 21. The deep rust hue of the coat was divine. Not exactly summery, but gorgeous. Styled with a ombre chiffon dress, the look was instantly memorable. Look 31 featured a navy bodice and white piping. With the sleeves rolled up, the item had Carine written all over it, in my opinion.
Sexy splits looked as fabulous as ever. A dress was unbuttoned revealing Ondria Hardin’s bra. Fabrics were sheer and airy. Sensuality and sexuality are ever-present tropes in an Altuzarra collection. You can not only see it in the clothes but in the way the models strut down the runway. They own the clothes and exude the sexy confidence of the Altuzarra woman.
It may be September, the poor weather encroaching on us. We’ve been clutching onto the remnants of summer with a firm grasp. It’s time to face the music, summer’s over. In the fashion world it’s just begun with the Spring 2016 collections gracing the runway. Joseph Altuzarra will have women everywhere looking forward to next summer with this vacation-ready collection.
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