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NYFW SS16: Altuzarra

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NYFW SS16: Altuzarra
Altuzarra takes us from country retreat to penthouse suite in a New York minute

Joseph Altuzarra was inspired by his father's roots; historically, the Basque people were of-the-earth homesteaders—sheep herders, ranchers, fishermen and merchants. Burlap, linen and the earthen terracotta tones of Spanish ceramics were transmogrified into skirts with high-slits and sensual necklines that had unknowingly fallen off the shoulders: a kind of unconscious sexiness Altuzarra has mastered.

Borrowing from the peasant shoe of the region, Altuzarra refined the humble espadrille with a heel and lace-up details. A beautiful croc handbag was toned down with the crafty, homespun appeal of braided leather handles.

Jason Lim

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