Altuzarra S/S 2012

September 11th, 2011

For a young designer being labeled, “the next so and so” is a gift and a curse: on the one hand comparisons to the greats are always complimentary, on the other hand in order to achieve true lasting power, your name has to stand on its own. In the case of Joseph Altuzarra we have all heard the words “Tom Ford” whispered in reference to his first few collections, but for Spring it’s out with the Ford, in with the florals. Altuzarra eschews the in your face sexiness in favor of a more conceptual look. Sections of black and white play up the house’s signature body conscious aesthetic, while prints that look culled from an art exhibit provide a jolt of playfulness. After all, what is Spring without a little fun? The upbeat vibe of the collection had a surprising effect on the audience, at times you could even see the most stony editors smiling. When a designer can win a grin from La Wintour you know they’ve made an impact. Altuzarra’s fashion offerings this season need no comparison to the past, they stand on their own as a stunning contribution to modern glamour.

Altuzarra
Spring/Summer 2012

Photos: Stephan Moskovic
Text: Janelle Okwodu

Stylist: Melanie Huynh
Casting Director: Kannon Rajah
Hair: Paul Hanlon
Makeup: Tom Pecheux
Production: 373 / New York

1. Anna Zanovello
2. Emily Baker
3. Zuzanna Bijoch
4. Kristina Salinovic
5. Julia Frauche
6. Arizona Muse
7. Karolina Kurkova
8. Izabel Goulart
9. Daga Ziober
10. Fei Fei Sun
11. Constance Jablonski
12. Maud Welzen
13. Monika Sawicka
14. Mirte Maas
15. Elsa Sylvan
16. Daria Strokous
17. Sui He
18. Katlin Aas
19. Shu Pei
20. Aline Weber
21. Kori Richardson
22. Siri Tollerod
23. Nyasha Matonhodze
24. Lisanne de Jong
25. Danielle Zinaich
26. Elsa Hosk
27. Kinga Rajzak
28. Vanessa Traina
29. Ginta Lapina
30. Jacquelyn Jablonski
31. Milou Van Groesen
32. Liu Wen
33. Aurelie Claudel
34. Melissa Tammerijn
35. Ruby Aldridge
36. Saskia de Brauw
37. Liisa Winkler
38. Aymeline Valade
39. Daphne Groeneveld

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