The designer dove deep into outerwear for the Altuzarra Pre-Fall 2018 collection, with styles ranging from structured military outerwear to floral and frilly frocks.
Looking at the parkas of Fall 2011, a show that qualifies as his breakthrough for the way it mixed his American and French impulses. This season, a utilitarian strain was the spotlight.
The collection featured coat linings used were lighter than the parkas. A quilted cargo green coat was waterproof and fully reversible to a leopard print nylon. Cinching the coat was a leather belt studded with his logo, an Altuzarra first. A T-shirt scribbled with all the incorrect spellings of his brand name was a clever take on a ubiquitous trend. The reversible story continued with great looking jacquard knit cardigans modeled on kilim carpet patterns.
There was equally as much to like on the sensuous side of the divide. Altuzarra reworked a handkerchief hemmed scarf dress that has proven to be a best seller, adding graphic leopard spots to the print. A trio of evening dresses were cheekily shown with printed tights and sandals. In blue sequins, picked up on the collection’s leopard motif. And floral, frilly slip dresses were paired with cool suede boots studded with nailheads.