Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: In just his fifth season, Joseph Altuzarra is still a newcomer, but his cohesive current collection demonstrated that he is finding his stride. Previous themes have been all over the map – from tribal influences to goth glamour to futuristic cone-busted femmes fatales – but the designer seemed to feel most comfortable with this season’s laid-back homage to grunge. Long layers, textured sweaters, slip dresses and mixed plaids and argyles conjured the seminal 90s movement, but luxe fur accents and intricate beading provided a glamorous update. Coats and outerwear were a high point, appearing in a range of styles including utilitarian parkas, chic furs and tough leathers, and are certain to be among the collection’s best sellers.
Color: Burgundy / Cinnamon and chocolate brown / Dove and charcoal grey / Cosmetic pink / Black and white
Key Items: Utilitarian parkas / Slip dresses / Argyle sweaters or sweater dresses / Openwork dimensional sweater
Materials: Medium-gauge sweaters / Silk charmeuse / Satin / Chiffon / Heavy wool suitings / Techno nylon for parkas / Fur
Print + Pattern: Small and large-scale plaids / Argyle
Details + Trim: D-ring self-belts / Leather sleeves / Fur collars / Crystals, pearls and silver beads / Draping and gathering
Accessories + Footwear: Leather platform lace-up booties / Fur ankle-strap pumps / Lace-up knee-high boots
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