On September 14, Altuzarra for Target will be launched but not a lot of people know who Joseph Altuzarra is. He has been praised in the fashion industry but his name is not really well-known outside the industry, compared to Alexander Wang, who has partnered with H&M for a fall collection.
Altuzarra was born in Paris and then moved to New York after graduating from college in order to intern at Marc Jacobs. He then worked for Proenza Schouler at a freelance position. He then went back to France to be the first assistant to Riccardo Tisci, designer for Givenchy. In 2008, he came out with his own line that consisted of 15 items. He made his runway debut in 2010.
Altuzarra describes his brand as sexy, seductive and modern. He is known for body fitting skirts, undone button-ups, and sexy shoes. Some of his early fans include Carine Roitfeld, who was then the editor in chief of Vogue Paris. He also received several awards that include the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2011 and Swarovski Award for Womenswear Design in 2012. He also won the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year in 2014. It should be noted that Target is the lead underwriter for CFDA’s Fashion Incubator program. The Fashion Fund Prize that Altuzarra won in 2011 has led to collaboration with J. Crew that was came out in spring. He was also chosen to create costumes for the New York City Ballet.
The partnership with Target will be out on September 14 and will be available in all stores, on their website and on Net-a-Porter. The line has 50 items and priced $18 to $90. The expensive items include a trench coat that’s available in black and military green. There is also a pair of over the knee boots and a pencil skirt that has its signature slit.
You can see more details in his website: Joseph Altuzarra
Photo taken from designer’s website