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Altuzarra is a luxury women’s ready-to-wear and accessories brand built upon the guideposts of sensuality, folkloric inspiration and Joseph’s Gallic heritage.

Its collections address a global woman who is at once sexy, seductive and confident.

The brand is distributed through over 100 premiere retailers worldwide. Altuzarra received a minority investment from Kering in September 2013.

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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It was all in the details. The stunning, delightful, surprising details...These clothes are confidently special, yet still relevant. Precious but not untouchable. – Robin Givhan, The Washington Post, February 2017