Joseph Altuzarra Spring Summer 2010 Collection

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Saturday September 12th, 2009 – Milk Studio

French designer Joseph Altuzarra was on everyone’s lips (the most important ones!) during the Fall 2009 Collections and more recently during the Spring Summer 2010 New York Collections. Joseph has started his carreer in Paris working for Givenchy (after interning for Marc Jacobs and free lancing for Proenza Schouler). Back then at Givenchy, he met the fashion house’s International Public Relation manager, Coline Choay. Coline, who had previously worked in New York at Louis Vuitton’s as Public Relations, was convinced by Joseph’s talent and decided to leave Givenchy to become his business partner at Altuzarra. Not long after, the elitist international press welcomed Joseph Altuzarra with open arms. For Spring Summer 2010 Altuzarra showed a collection inspired by the 70’s. We see tan suede, pink powder, cream, beige, khaki green, mixed with english embroidery. Almost all the looks were featuring suede pieces, the construction of the dresses were symetrical but the fabrics added to it weren’t, such as on Magdalena Frackowiak which wore a Khaki Wool dress with asymetrical insets of caned suede, white pleated tulle, white dotted swiss chiffon and San Gallo lace.

The combination of multiple fabrics didn’t appear as a patchwork but as one piece. Joseph didn’t let go his perfect Fall 2009 drapped technique, as seen Vanessa Traina with her Khaki Suede Drapped Skirt. Even the shoes created with Gianvito Rossi have this drapped Altuzarra signature, a declination of braid sandals, braided bottie, with a turn around suede ribbon covering up to the ankle that are predicted to be Spring Summer hottest shoes.

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  • BBree789

    I love those shoes so so so so much. I wonder if my Barney’s will carry them….(my credit card company and husband are going to kill me! teehehe)

  • JonasSister

    My fave looks from Altuzarra’s lookbook are 4,8,22, & 24. The rest is cute but I don’t think I would ever wear it anywhere.

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  • Samantha

    Where can I buy the shoes? I only see dresses on 🙁

  • LisaT1983

    Frackowiak’s look kinda reminds me of my garden’s wood dividers mixed with a wash-clothing line full of drying clothes. Kinda ingenious really.