Altuzarra Mixes Work With Fantasy In One Dreamy Collection

Altuzarra may have only started in fall '09, but his runway show is already one of NYFW's biggest tickets. The young designer continued in the boho-goes-to-work vein of his last spring collection and focused on creating beautifully sharp outerwear. Case in point: The jackets and blazers left our mouths agape. Styled as capes (and with tiny, little patches that reminded us of old-school train conductors), these utilitarian coats were paired with pencil skirts and draped, printed pants — a combination we definitely would have never thought of as working so well.
In terms of evening wear, Altuzarra's Swarovski-laden dresses — wrapped necks, thigh-high slits, and all — perfected the art of over-the-top embellishment while continuing to look classy, elegant, and timeless. These pieces still featured the bohemian vibes from the designer's fall '12 collection but with a bit more maturity and wearability.
And the shoes. Altuzarra sent models strutting down the runway in a variety of high, leather boots that worked extremely well with the proportions of his various hemlines. In short, we saw a spring '13 show that we can't wait to replicate on ourselves.