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Altuzarra AW15 Fox Fur Lapel Tailoring High Neck Lace Blouse
Second left, Anna Ewers (Women), last, Mica Arganaraz (DNA) backstage at Altuzarra AW15Photography Lea Colombo

Altuzarra AW15

Sexing up 18th century codes with high-necked peek-a-boo blouses and sensual thigh slit skirts

Initial reaction: 

Truman Capote's swans meet 18th century dandies for a collection dense with colour and texture.

Ladies of the manor:

For AW15, Joseph Altuzarra wanted to challenge himself. “We have built a strong silhouette and a recognisable one, I think,” he admitted backstage. “So, this season, I wanted to push it but in a way that still felt Altuzarra,” – the result was a mix of modern day sex appeal and old school allure. To a soundtrack of Hans Zimmer's “Mountains” and Koudlam’s “Negative Creep”, the designer showed an experiment in contrasts: high-neck lace blouses allowed a hint of cleavage, and longer skirts with his signature thigh-high slits were worn with to-the-knee boots. There was also the mixture of different textures (think: furs, leathers, shearlings and angoras paired with delicate lace and embroideries). With fox lapels and intricately beaded evening frocks aplenty, Altuzarra's women were not bound to be kept indoors. 

Mama's got a brand new bag:

Despite all of the other elements at play, the accessories certainly made some noise. There were studded lace-up ankle booties which also came in knee-high and thigh-high variations, and then there were the handbags – Altuzarra's first foray into that department. The brand new “Notch” bag collection consisted of hobo and saddle styles adorned with fringing and gold detailing. Of this season, Altuzarra said “the idea of the wardrobe was at the front of [his] mind.” Now that wardrobe includes some lust-worthy accessories.