Joseph Altuzarra, in only a few seasons has made his mark as a leading designer of his generation. For his collection for spring he was influenced by the minimalist Nineties. Hockey played a factor and you can see it in the graphics of the black and white garments and in the track jackets with leather collars and chiffon inserts. Hawaii was displayed, inspired by the bathing suits and the track suits of the Eighties and Nineties. The lush backdrop of the botanical walls were the perfect touch for this presentation. He is advancing technically with a new knit of five-color stitches, which he teamed with leather details on dresses and tops and a dress he engineered to give the hem a wavelike movement. He trained under Riccardo Tischi and there is no mistake that he is clever in his techniques and engineering skills. For this and many other reasons it is no mistake that he deserves the 2011 CFDA Fund Award!