Inspired by teenage desire and youthful obsessions, the Altu line explores the subversive nature of adolescence and how it informs our identities. Simultaneously equivocal and expressive, it symbolizes a realm of possibility where vulnerability and angst, doubt and desire, idolization and isolation can coexist. The initial release offers a range of wardrobe staples including layered hooded sweatshirts, leather pants, knitwear and dresses.
Altu is largely influenced by Joseph Altuzarra’s personal style and is a reflection of his identity, sexuality and ever-evolving perspective. Each piece in the collection is carefully constructed with the full spectrum of gender and all body types in mind. Personal interpretation and expression are encouraged; the designs are made to embody the fluidity and unique identity of the wearer.
Conceived as a foundational collection, the first drop reinterprets iconic staple pieces through a genderful lens, inviting exploration and experimentation. The styles incorporate traditionally masculine and feminine sartorial codes, but are designed to be worn by all people, subverting the concept of gendered clothing. Leather pants—an impeccable offering in two versatile fits—take center stage.