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Altuzarra RTW Fall 2019

Joseph Altuzarra believes in the power of dressing up. Last season, he mused on falling in love, and the result was a collection that worked the sweeter end of his polished aesthetic.
For fall, that love affair has shifted into something more kinetic, inspired in part by a deep dive into the photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe, and on the other hand, glamour pictures of the Seventies and Eighties. “I was really interested in the language of bikers and leather fetish, and on the flip side, the idea of sophistication of dressing up,” Altuzarra said backstage before his show. “The juxtaposition between those two things created the central tension of the collection.”
That tension worked in a lineup that played beautifully into the emergent bourgeois mood wafting through Paris. Altuzarra displayed increased design oomph while working his masculine-feminine conflict smartly, invoking the fetish elements with enough bravado to register, yet the deftness to appeal to the full range of his client base. The dominant message: gutsy outerwear over feminine pieces that eschewed coyness in favor of adult seduction. Biker and bomber jackets anchored many of the looks, over fluid dresses and skirts, jacquard floral shorts, and leather harem pants. Along the way, Altuzarra

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