Following a recently collaboration with U.S high street retailer Target, I was curious about Altuzarra‘s SS15 collection at New York Fashion Week. I am a fan of the brand’s signatures – skirts with splits, a whole lot of body conscious-ness and tailored blazers, all here for Spring but with a rather unexpected injection of the romantic, the historic, and a little perverse in a Game-of-Thones kinda way. As Dazed puts it: “Sinister and undone prettiness, ill-fated and doomed.”
Set to the soundtrack of Rosemary’s Baby, models strutted to Mia Farrow’s vocals wearing sixties gingham checks (with checks and stripes also shaping up as a theme for SS15), near transparent, voluminous floral dresses, and, lingerie lovers will like this – pannier-style leather shapes over skirts. Joseph Altuzarra was inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s movie Barry Lyndon for this collection, which was set in 18th Century Ireland. The floral dresses would certainly not look out-of-place in a Gainsborough painting.
An interesting collection for Altuzarra, described by Vogue as “focused, realistic, sensitive, and, in its final passages, romantically beautiful in a way he’s never quite attempted before.”
Photos: Sonny Vandevelde.