Runway Report: Altuzarra AW18

Joseph Altuzarra had a relatively simple objective this season – “I wanted to make things that my friends and women I know want to wear.” What followed was a practical, working woman’s wardrobe – tailoring to start, bohemian dresses for downtime, concluded by an array of gowns that were less red carpet, more seasonal staples that will become a girl’s best friend when pondering that age old question of ‘what to wear’.

Set in famed Paris brasserie La Coupole, the designer said it reminded him of his youth, yet the collection itself was influenced by his more recent time living in New York. And so, tailored shapes were grown up, strong and sharp. We loved a taupe, subtly checked suit, complete with cropped waistcoat, high-waisted cropped pants and a matching blazer. Shoulders were wide and powerful, with sleeves nonchalantly pushed up and the stiff collar up.
As things took a decidedly more beatnik turn, ditsy floral dresses and smock blouses were teamed with contemporary footwear (a selection of pointed half-pump-half-mules) and longline, utilitarian blazers, complementing the shows earlier looks.
Additional notable points were three inky hued, tie dye cocktail dresses and the shearling outerwear. Fall / winter 2018 is certainly the season for outerwear, and  Altuzarra  succeeded with his offering of wintery hits.

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