Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection designed by Joseph Altuzarra was shown on September 12,2015 in New York Fashion Week.
For inspiration, Altuzarra looked to his Basque heritage on his father’s side ,
„It was a lot about these pagan costumes that people around Europe wear during festivals and there was a whole section that was about these Basque costumes that they still wear at the festivals and that’s what started my thinking about Basque culture and my heritage.“ recounted Altuzarra backstage after his Show.
The interesting textures were the name of the game, from wrinkled and creased dresses to the elaborate mother of pearl-embellished dresses that appeared halfway through the Show.
Suiting and jumpsuits were looking approachable, crafted as they were out of wrinkled linens. As did the crêpe plissé skirts and dresses that came with strategic slits or sliding seductively off shoulders. And fitted knit tops that split apart at the sleeves to expose just a sliver of extra skin had an understated allure.