These two pieces are from one of my favorite designing darlings, Joseph Altuzarra. If you’re not familiar with the genius behind this wunderkind who has the attention of all the editors, department stores and boutiques and the glitterati at large, keep your eyes peeled because big things (REALLY big things) will be coming from the mind of this lovely young’un. Barneys New York’s Amanda Brooks invited us to a breakfast with this amazing talent and I’ve been hooked on him ever since. If you’re not as familiar with his futuristic, body-conscious pieces, please do enjoy a view of his Fall/Winter 2011 collection:
This is where these two seemingly basic pieces come to play in My Wardrobe of My Dreams. It’s a gorgeous open cable-knit wool and cashmere sweater with a high neck that shows peeks of skin in all the right places without being too revealing (or too cold.)
The skirt is a fabulous take on the pencil skirt with the addition of military-like straps along the leg line to keep the skirt from flying open in the blustery winds of the city. Paired with great oatmeal-hued tights and over-the-knee cognac leather boots, this outfit is crying to be worn. Pair it with a anorak or inside with a leather jacket or fur vest.
Simple pieces that are not so simple. This is the magic of Altuzarra: the ability to craft clothes that seem quite basic and make them extraordinary. These two pieces are proof of his handiwork and why everyone should be watching him closely.