Runway Report: Altuzarra Fall 2017

It takes a talented designer to portray strength in clothing, but for Joseph Altuzarra, it seemed like a walk in Shakespeare’s courtyard. A flurry of real-life Northern Renaissance paintings came to life for Altuzarra’s Fall 2017 show. Inspiration was taken from the regalness of the Renaissance era, from both feminine and masculine silhouettes.

A riding coat with square, fur-lined lapels, and tomato red houndstooth print buttoned up, made for a put-together vibe with a little play, while the lite mustard sleeveless dress piped in velvet strips and tiny pleats made for a vintage meets rock-chick evening look.

Altuzarra brought back the idea of one color all over, like a uniform if you will. Monotone colors worn head to toe were broken up and contrasted with texture, like the raspberry velvet suit with zip fastening, round neck, and cropped pants, adorned with croc effect headband, 3D appliqued handbag and pointy leather lace-up boots.

Pearl encrusted headbands were married with knee-high lace-up boots to show the merging of two notions; women who need to be grounded while they rule the world, but who always look lady-like while doing so. Fall 2017’s accessories came gliding down the runway in this juxtaposed fashion for the remainder of the show, allowing onlookers to feel like there had a wardrobe for work, and play.

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Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog ( Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji