On February 11, on the 14th flooring of the Woolworth Constructing—an iconic, neo-gothic skyscraper in decrease Manhattan—Joseph Altuzarra hosted 70-odd of his closest associates. The event was after all to showcase his Fall/Winter 2024 assortment as part of New York Fashion Week however to additionally mark his 15th yr in enterprise—a feat within the boom-and-bust cycle that plagued so many gamers within the trend trade.
On his milestone birthday, Altuzarra needed to honour those that had supported him all through his profession—and, refreshingly, there reportedly wasn’t a paid movie star or influencer in sight. What ensued was a not a set of his best hits per say, however reasonably an elegantly muted and cosy array of cashmere jodhpurs and peacoats, punctured by… ruffles. Sure, in and amidst this considerably equestrian nod—tapered slacks are certainly harking back to European royal horse stables within the early twentieth century—accordion collars and sleeves had been aplenty.
The primary look noticed a pair of taupe, belted jodhpurs teamed with a silk cream prime—tucked in—with mentioned accordion collar and a black overcoat. One other noticed the ruffled collar and sleeves peeking out from beneath a slate gray peacoat. Persevering with the refined circus motif, a sweater and robe with a diamond sample, and a purple coat with gold buttons and a big black bow, had been items of a circus grasp’s wardrobe many moons in the past. After some controversy in previous seasons, maybe the extraordinarily thought of visitor listing and play on clothes match for a striped tent is Altuzarra’s method of claiming he’s accomplished with the style circus?
Elsewhere, woollen bean-bucket hats had been paired with not solely cozy coats and boots, however eveningwear as nicely. Conversely, the headwear-less night choices had been plunging, delicate and sequinned spectacles (accented with female bows and roses), and excellent for an after 9 occasion—or a Nineteen Thirties gala put up a puppet present.