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Altuzarra – Collection Spring Summer 2015 New York

For summer 2015 it’s all about natural, but sinister beauty, and Altuzarra’s inspiration came from the two films “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Barry Lyndon”.For summer 2015 it’s all about natural, but sinister beauty, and Altuzarra’s inspiration came from the two films “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Barry Lyndon”. It seemed a perfect excuse to explore the sexy side of Vichy prints, retro silhouettes and dresses from the 18th century. Contrasted with a leather pencil skirt, woven in a cage-like pattern, a tight fitting pink seersucker suit in gingham, and a cocktail dress with bows in the back. Altuzarra has created a perfectly balanced collection. Interview: Joseph Altuzarra: I find it interesting to start with a story, with a woman as a starting point and then to build a universe around the woman and the story. In this case it was “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Barry Lyndon” that really interested me, something feminine but also a bit sinister, something a bit naïve yet somewhat pretty, but also perverse. I love the idea that a woman can be a little bit restricted in a dress, but can be completely free if she wants to. I think that shows a sensual side. We loved the idea of gingham in textured cotton or in viscose which is a little bit more see through. After lots of research and looking at techniques for the leather which will be very much in this season, in black and brown and also studded. The leather interests me a lot as I think it adds a lot of richness to the garment. For the dresses I think it was the idea of taking 18th Century style dresses like the pannier dress but to remove all the constraints of a corset and the crinoline, to be a bit more free and to truly liberate the woman at the end of the show.