Runway Report: Altuzarra SS16

For Spring 2016, one of the hottest designers on everyone’s mind, Joseph Altuzarra, went back to his roots – literally. Drawing from the heritage of his Father’s hometown of rustic Basque, Spain, he turned to nature to provide both the inspiration and the actual fibers (leather, burlap, cotton and linen) for his latest collection. The result? A sophisticated roundup of approachable and deeply lush colored pieces that showed a much more relaxed and laid-back Altuzarra than we’ve seen in the past.

Of course there were some Altuzarra staples that showed off the aesthetic we’ve all come to know (and love) – side slit pencil skirts and those essential button-down blouses to name a few – however it was his organic touches found in applications like in his mossy green tie-dye toggle dress, rope-like detailed straps or the various garments with hand-pleating that gave off just the right amount of “worn-in” look that prominently showed off his latest inspiration.

Our standout favorites varied throughout the collection however it was towards the end of the lineup where you could truly see a convergence of Altuzarra’s urban upbringing with the earthy direction he took this season. We imagine these couture-esque micro-beaded dresses with plunging v-necks and fitted silhouette would be a winner in anyone’s wardrobe.


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