2009 February 17

Joseph Altazurra - New York Fall 2009

(NEW YORK) Perhaps relative newbie Joseph Altazurra underestimated his appeal; he presented his collection in a tiny gallery space in Chelsea that was packed full. The collection was small and not terribly varied--monochromatic dress and skirt looks in draped and twisted knits, followed by a series of sharp, skinny leggings suit. It was their mix of beauty, craftsmanship, and wearability that made for what is certain to be a successful collection. "It was kind of the '40s meets the '80s, but very body conscious," said the designer. "I didn't want the clothing to be cold and distant, I wanted it to be emotional, like you could connect to it."