New York: Fresh off the heels of a snagging the elusive CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund first place prize, Joseph Altuzarra delivered what may be his most comprehensive collection to date. Altuzarra shot to fame after former French Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Carine Roitfeld was photographed wearing his Fall 09 mink-trimmed white coat during Paris Fashion Week. It is therefore no coincidence that many discernable elements of Roitfeld’s aesthetic continued to find showcase in his most recent collection. Her sleek pencil skirts (evil slits included), aggressively whittled jackets, and over-the-knee stiletto boots were complemented by luxe-hippie flourishes (colorful peasant skirts, printed/flare-leg trousers, coin-strung belts) that added soul to the severity…Morocco via Le Marais. –Kibwe Chase-Marshall

Silhouette: Tailored / Whittled / Body-conscious / Strong-Shouldered / Stacked / Belted

Color: Black / White / Tomato / Cobalt / Cranberry / Emerald / Fawn

Key Items: Sharply tailored jacket / Bohemian outerwear / Low-rise cargo pant / Inverted-pleat skirt / Novelty intarisa sweater / Slashed pencil-skirt

Materials: Shearling / Melton wool coating / Stretch wool-crepe suiting / Silk velvet / Plonge leather / Stretch matte jersey / Silk Georgette

Print + Pattern: Moroccan conversational / Metal-capped horn toggles / Mitered Stripes

Details + Trim: Coin embroidery / Engraved-brass shank buttons / Leather tape embroidery / Pom-pom tape

Accessories + Footwear: Over-the-knee stiletto-boot / Coin-strung belt / Demure tassled-loafer pump


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