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Altuzarra is a luxury women’s ready-to-wear brand launched in New York by Joseph Altuzarra in 2008. Altuzarra was born out of the desire to make the sophisticated modern woman feel seductive, strong, and confident.

Since its inception, Altuzarra has been consistent in establishing and refining its hallmark style – both subversive in nature and fiercely feminine, it merges authentic French sophistication with American pragmatism and ease.

Modern. Seductive. Sexy.


BIOGRAPHY

Born and raised in Paris to a French father and American-Chinese mother, Joseph Altuzarra has been keenly interested in the transformative power of fashion since a young age.

Joseph got his start in the fashion industry through an unconven- tional path. Having graduated Swarthmore College with a major in Art History, Joseph sought out internships with the likes of Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler, before apprenticing for the pattern maker Nicholas Caito, further honing his technical skills in design and tailoring and relocating to Paris to assist

Since the launch of Altuzarra, Joseph has received numerous accolades for his work, from Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Swarovski Award for Womenswear Design and the Woolmark Prize. In 2014, Altuzarra was named by the Council of Fashion Designers America as the Womenswear Designer of the Year.

His multicultural upbringing and keen interest in French culture including art, ballet and film are key influences throughout his collections.

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There is always a hint of something wild and erotic simmering away in his collections. (The finale dresses) were magical, because Altuzarra appreciates that now, more than ever, reality needs to dream. – Tim Blanks, Business of Fashion, February 2016