Explore to Create
In his Spring/Summer 2023 Collection, Joseph Altuzarra explores the lure of the desert. Inspired by The Teachings of Don Juan and Desert Solitaire, both published in 1968, and the adventurous spirit of the traveler, this season charts the path to mysticism, blurring lines between man and nature, the physical and spiritual.
The collection embraces sportswear, captured in boxy tailoring and menswear-inspired shirting, soft and colorful knit separates spun in ribbed cashmere and merino, and A-line skirts featuring the signature Altuzarra slit and designed for the first time in miniature lengths.
The Desert Outline
As the collection progresses, the dry and barren landscape of the desert catalyzes the deconstruction of these layers, conveyed in exposed lacing closures, hook and eye tapes, and rows of hand stitched buttons. Once the layers are shed, the female form reemerges as a focus for Altuzarra and is emphasized with waist-defining ties, cinches, and cutouts that wrap and contour the body.
The House's Dynamics
Reflecting Altuzarra’s commitment to global craftsmanship, the rich artworks, techniques and embellishments of this season reinterpret an eclectic mix of cultures. Intricately manipulated fabrics, from compact, pintucked knits to artfully ruched and pleated lamé, ripple throughout the collection.