49 posts tagged "Joseph Altuzarra"
Fringe has circled in and out of fashion since at least the Great Gatsby era, and the shaggy stuff materialized once again at some of Spring’s most memorable shows. Joseph Altuzarra, Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier, and Nina Ricci’s Peter Copping took silk tassels in a glam direction; their slinky looks shook with each step down the runway. And speaking of glitz, how about those metallic tinsel-covered numbers from Versace? We’ll be seeing those on a red carpet sooner rather than later. The Rodarte girls went rock star, whipping up Claude Montana-esque leather biker jackets that are sure to be popular with the street-style crowd, while Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane created a crocheted leather duster-length cape that complemented the covenlike look of the overall collection.
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Since its inception three years ago, Project Paz’s annual Project Art charity event has roped in a strong legion of designers to contribute to its cause. This year is no different—the likes of Tory Burch, Joseph Altuzarra, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, Michael Bastian, Rag & Bone, and Carolina Herrera have all shot one-of-a-kind photos to be auctioned at the gala in New York next month, with the proceeds going to help raise money for children who are victims of violence in Juarez, Mexico. The only guideline given to the designers for the image: Take a picture that reflects what you think of Mexico. Here, Style.com has an exclusive first look at some of the shots by Rodriguez (pictured, below), Prabal Gurung (pictured, left), and Derek Lam (pictured, below). “I love carnation flowers,” Lam tells Style.com, in reference to his piece. “They are ornate, over-the-top beautiful, optimistic flowers. They are full of life, like Mexico and her people.”
Tickets to the November 5 Project Paz benefit can be purchased at ProjectPaz.org .
The Spring shows are in full swing in Milan right now, but one New York show that remains a strong memory in the minds of editors was Joseph Altuzarra‘s. “For this collection, I was very inspired by adornment and jewelry from different time periods and cultures,” the CFDA Swarovski Award winner, who used reference points ranging from ballet to the maharajas of India, tells Style.com. (We’re still thinking about that last look, in particular.) Here, the designer gives us an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse at how it all came together.
What with all those fussy stays and complicated seams—not to mention the fact that they’ve historically required a strong-armed servant and a fainting couch, to boot—décolleté-enhancing corsets have been an after-dark affair. But for Resort, designers are showing the shapers in a comparatively casual context—seems that sometimes our days require more than just a caffeine boost. Joseph Altuzarra and Burberry Prorsum‘s Christopher Bailey layered lingerie-inspired, strapless bustiers over a relaxed button-up and T-shirt, respectively, while Australian up-and-comer Dion Lee nixed the wiring but stuck with the molded bust detail on a sheer blouse. Christine Centenera was spotted wearing it during Sydney fashion week last month.
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Last week was big for the CFDA—in addition to Monday night’s CFDA Awards, the board approved 26 new members and extended Diane von Furstenberg’s presidential term for two more years, the organization announced in a statement today. The group is made up of CFDA Award winners from Monday night, including Joseph Altuzarra and Tabitha Simmons, as well as the likes of Rachel Zoe, Emily Current and Meritt Elliott of Current/Elliott, and Pamela Love, bringing the total number of members up to 427. As for DVF (pictured), it’s now her fourth round as CFDA president, extending her term through 2014 (unless, of course, she gets another two-year extension).