We all love New York but the moment you are invited by La Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode to show in your hometown...you simply don't think twice. 

This designer has created collections that are aesthetic, with structure and clean. Several of his collections have been inspired by art, films and his family. His father is French and his mother is Chinese-American. Growing up in this kind of household inspiration may come in many different forms. On top of that, He studied ballet for eight years and has a B.A in Art and Art History. With his background and talent he started off as an intern for Marc Jacobs, freelanced for Proenza Schouler, then apprenticed with pattern-maker Nicolas Caito, was the former head of Rochas atelier, He later returned to Paris working as first assistant to Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci. His first collection was in Fall 2009 and since then he has been creating the most amazing collections.

Not everything has been easy for this designer. We all stumble and have set backs in life, for us reading the kind of events that happen to successful humans before their huge success is so inspiring. One of my favorite stories for this Designer is when he launched his label in 2008. He got a bizarre opportunity to show his FIRST collection to the Vogue editor. He was currently flying back from Paris with a suitcase full of his first collection........which got lost the day before the meeting with Anna Wintour. INSANE! We would be terrified...but thankfully he managed to have a second rare opportunity a week later.  

Last season, He sold utility jackets on net-a-porter.com and guess what? The jackets were sold out the day they went on sale. So yes, in other words this designer will make much more noise and hopefully many more fabulous pieces.

Ladies and Gentleman Joseph Altuzarra creator of ALTUZARRA.

Joseph, we wish you a romantic & unforgettable Pairs affair at Paris Fashion Week...but please don't forget us. 

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