Monday, February 15, 2010

NYFW: Altuzarra F/W 2010

i just want to take into consideration how versatile Joseph Altuzarra has prooved himself to be over the past couple of seasons. From a Spring/Summer collection which captivated its audience with a soft, edgy and very layed back look- accompanied by soft browns and olives paired with white and cremes, to a black patent & PETA aware runway show. Joseph Altuzarra's now third runway show is definitely helping him make a mark in the fashion industry. I loved how sleek these looks seemingly worked their way down the runway. I love the choice of layering from the body tight leather pant, jackets & bodysuits to the over-bearing yet oh so satisfying fur additions to certain pieces. I loved every thing that was made this collection..

When it comes to more every day pieces like suits the tailoring and structure work in the Altuzarra collection is amazing. Although certain aspects of the collection do seem a little Balmain & Wang (but i am not one to complain because i love anything Balmain & Wang inspired or similiar) I did like the use of the buckles and cut out details. Necklines were also great to!

My favorite twist on this collection is when it went from above to below.. From deliciously dark, distressed and leathery with all this function to suede!!! Suede capes, dresses and suits! Now me as probably many others can say, I HATE this shiny, robust fabric.. I think it is grose but to justify my reasoning is to say that I have never got to experience it used properly.. untill now! I am in love with how Joseph manipulated the dainty and from my eyes disgusting fabric and turned it's shimmer into amazingness!!.. He kept the structure present even in the most cynical of ways and for that we love love love altuzarra!

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Vinda Sonata said...

hey Strutt, thanks for featuring altuzarra! i like this collection. the colors are awesome. they're so "vampiric elegance" for me. yes, i agree with you in the context of wang and balmain-inspired. i think the first two pictures kinda resemble wang's designs.
moreover, i'd love to see more of altuzarra's designs. he seems promising!

Athletiart said...

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NancyC said...

I find myself totoally loving everything you had to say about Altuzarra! Great designer.

Anonymous said...

this looks very tom ford for gucci!

Anonymous said...

It is not suede, he used velvet on the red pieces... big difference.

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