Posted by stephan | February 13th, 2011
After last season’s exercise in minimalist severity, Joseph Altuzarra lightens up for fall. Eschewing monochromatic color palates and structured separates in favor of flowing silhouettes and chunky parkas, Altuzarra hit all the right notes with his latest collection. Inspired by innate style and the sort of girls who roll out of bed looking pristine (Kate Moss was an inspiration) each look aims for effortlessness. While comparisons to the work of Marc Jacobs during his grunge phase are sure to abound, this isn’t a rehash. The sophistication of the color palette, combined with the sexiness of the sheer blouses and body conscious dresses makes for an adult twist on grunge’s youthful standards. Throw in luxurious materials like tweed, fur and satin, expertly layered by stylist Melanie Huynh and you have the makings of a zeitgeist moment; 2011, this is your look.