Altuzarra S/S 2016
Mood board: Joseph Altuzarra chose a source of inspiration close to his heart for S/S 2016: his Basque heritage. From the dusty, rust-toned colour palette that was reminiscent of ceramic glazes to the broderie anglaise embroidery referencing the architecture of Alhambra, Altuzarra trod the line between relaxed and sexy, right down to the Spanish espadrilles that adorned his models’ feet.
Best in show: Linen served as the unexpected backbone of the show, with Altuzzara’s signature body-skimming pieces taking shape in gently creased, textured and heathered iterations that combined drawstring details with thigh-high slits. This union of the rustic with the edgy wove a thread of seductive tension through the collection that was hard to resist.
Finishing touches: Altuzarra’s growing handbag offering includes two new styles this season: a boxy shoulder bag with a braided leather strap, and a structured bucket tote - both variants of the label’s Ghianda style. Finished with fringed tassels, the new additions bring a sturdy edge to the label’s feminine collections.
Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans