To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, Altuzarra has released a limited edition capsule collection with the help of ten collaborators and close friends of the brand.
At the age of 25, Paris-born designer Joseph Altuzarra launched his label after gaining experience in the ateliers of Proenza Schouler and Givenchy. Altuzarra quickly grew from emerging on the scene to one of the most important fixtures on the New York Fashion Week schedule, and just five years after launching the brand, was chosen as the regional winner of the International Woolmark Prize.
At the time, Joseph reflected, “I think it’s helped me look at the materials differently. I like wool and different techniques have felt new to me since starting the competition.”
Joseph went on to compete at the global final in Milan, and soon after sold a minority stake of his label to French luxury conglomerate Kering and went on to receive the highly acclaimed title of Womenswear Designer of the Year Award at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards.
Five years on, the capsule collection entitled ‘The One That Got Away’ invited ten collaborators of the brand to each choose a piece from past collections they wish they had in their wardrobe. Evan Rachel Wood chose the Acacia Jacket and Vespa pant made in 98% wool, Carine Roitfeld the Driftwood 100% wool pencil skirt, model Shu Pei Qin chose the Toni dress in 100% wool, and fashion industry veteran Sarah Rutson chose the Venise knit sweater, also in 100% wool.
“All of the women we invited to collaborate for this project embody the Altuzarra woman. They are sexy, they are confident, they are strong, and they are powerful. This has been such a special project for me, because it gave me the opportunity to look back at the last 10 years through the eyes of ten of my closest friends and muses,” says Joseph.
All the pieces are made in Italy and are available to purchase now on www.altuzarra.com.