Leave it to Joseph Altuzarra to make crochet look modern and sexy. The designer was in a crafty and handmade sort of mood this season, but his signature sultry aesthetic hasn't gone anywhere. Instead, he utilized home-spun knits and crochet techniques on skirts with high slits and form-fitting dresses. For someone who developed recognizable design signatures early on in his career, his ability to evolve while staying true to his brand's DNA is a commendable feat. While he stopped showing in New York several seasons ago, his collections certainly stand up on their own against the big heritage brands in Paris. Here's everything you need to know about the Spring 2020 collection.
Sexy crop tops with straps were rendered in chunky knits and crochet fabrics, making the humble material a viable option for a night out on the town.
Knit dresses in traditional patterns were worn either alone with paired with a sophisticated jacket for a versatile, office-ready look.
Tailoring is another one of Altuzarra's strengths, and this season saw him create several numbers with no shirt underneath, a slim waist, and a chain link fastener.
Patchwork handkerchief dresses in various prints retained the collection's homemade feel but with a contemporary edge.
The designer's signature sexy pencil skirts with button closures emerged yet again this season, as well as halter dresses with two slits instead of one.