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Altuzarra AW14

The joy of craft inspires a show of Sheila Hicks tapestry, plaid fur and bursts of colour

TextEmma WymanPhotographyLea Colombo

Initial reaction:

“Joy” – Joseph Altuzarra cited happiness and joy as his inspiration for the burst of colour seen throughout the show.

Quote of the show:

“The craft element and tapestry pieces were inspired by an artist called Sheila Hicks, mainly her work in the 1960s and 70s. I really loved the idea of building something organically. It's about joy, the joy of making things. For the furs…I raided an archive of 1930s plaid fabrics when I was in Los Angeles and turned two of them into furs, into giant furs.” Joseph Altuzarra

Stand out looks:

The beautifully pieced together fur coats in plaid patterns, and the hot saturated pinks and oranges presented in a Sheila Hicks inspired tapestry woven dress.

How they wore it:

With intentionally revealed skin; graphic tailoring worn snug and tied like a bathrobe around the waist; optimistic bright colours were revealed on the inside of coats and behind collars.


“Papa was a rolling stone” by The Temptations, and “Baby’s on Fire” by Venus in Furs.

Models: Magdalena Jasek (@magdalena_jasek), Jacquelyn Jablonski (@JLJablonski), Grace Mahary, Bette Franke (@Bette_Franke), Ophelie Guillermand (@ophelieguillermand), Nastya Sten, Shu Pei Qin ( @Shupeiq), Katlin Aas (@AasKatlin), Ashleigh Good (@ashinstagood), Marine Deleeuw, Lera Tribel, Carolina Sjostrand, Tilda Lindstam (@tildalindstam).