We mean, we don't know about the designer himself. But, his “woman" (the one he envisions parading around Manhattan in his designs? It's always on her Tom Ford-tinged (an idol of Altuzarra's) mind. We mean, lets look at the designer's recent Fall 2015 collection, which we took in this weekend over at Spring Studios.
It's kind of like the exact inverse of Prada: rather than taking the objectively sexy and turning it on its head, Altuzarra takes the decidedly square and turns up the volume to 11... almost like a dare. A menswear-style tweed jacket that wouldn't look out of place on a golf course in the '70s (again, another key reference point)? Throw it over a fitted, sheer lace dress with a keyhole top and up-to-there slit and some doily-lined ankle booties — yeah, perfection. Ditto Victorian-era ruffles, which were instead added to gold-threaded cocktail dresses with plunging necklines. In other words, challenge accepted.
Altuzarra Fall/Winter 2015 by the Numbers
lush, jumbo-sized fox fur collars
pairs of knee-high boots
signature up-to-there Altuzarra slits
brand-new-spanking numbers from Altuzarra's debut bag collection to rearrange your budget over
oversized Lil'Kim-approved fur coats
mussed plaited and/or woven up-dos