Joseph Altuzarra presented his Pre-Fall 2018 collection yesterday in his studio. Focused on outerwear, especially the parkas of Fall 2011, the collection mixes feminine and military influences.
I think designers are starting to realize that we’re all in the same industry. There is really no point in trying to be removed. I’m not saying we should all be friends, but I think the relationships are a little easier and warmer. We’re making clothes—we aren’t saving the world. I’m not saying that designers aren’t artists, but at the end of the day, we make clothes. Hopefully we make beautiful clothes with a message, but in the end it’s for people to wear. I think that the hype of fashion has come down a level. When you look at women today, many take very good care of themselves—they exercise, they eat well, they achieve so much in their jobs. I think they feel good, they feel beautiful, and I believe they want to show their bodies. To me, it’s simply from that point of view. I think women want to feel beautiful. They want to feel seductive. I also try to think about items that can be worn in different ways so they can be worn more than once. If you’re going to buy a $2,000 jacket, you are going to want to wear it over and over. – designer Joseph Altuzarra in conversation with Anna Dello Russo for Interview magazine.
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Images courtesy of Altuzarra