Apr 12, 2013

An 'Orlando' flair by Altuzarra for Spring 2013.

Joseph Altuzarra  knew that the stakes were high this time around. What he came up for this spring 2013 season was a fine collection that was sophisticated, full of form fitting shapes, strong with draping and embroidery that had a great Parisian flair.

Altuzarra was inspired by the movie "Orlando." Its hero, in a quest for eternal youth, travels through British history, existing as both a man and a woman for centuries. He picked up on the traveling gender crossing spirit from the first few men's wear-inspired looks. a rail-road stripe cotton coat with arm vents with a contrasting pencil skirt, and a striped patchwork dress that seemed, as he put it "a little Oshkoshy."
Altazurra created fabulous harem pants with reworked Art Deco prints and mixed them with other fabrics, such as in a slim dress with a shirt top and a patterned skirt. Their were some great exotic touches that is Morrocan with gold fringe spiraling around skirts.

The finale of the elaborately draped, embroidered and fringed scarf dresses were knock outs.
The collection was young, modern and elegant with details and touches that were unique and chic which all showed what Altuzarra is capable of.


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