Following a series of powerful seasons, where Joseph Altuzarra delivered statement making collections, this Spring/Summer 16 lineup for his Altuzarra label, brings a more refined and relaxed aesthetic. Something akin to a signature.
There was a demure sophistication about the varied designs that streamed down the runway, with a recurring theme of a hint of sensuality, denoted by uber high thigh-high splits: "I'm not a woman, but I think this is what you want to wear during the summer. You want to wear very, very little," said Altuzarra before the show.
Inspired by his Basque heritage on his father's side the lineup used hues that were reminiscent of the rich landscapes of green hills and the blue sea with an earthy orange anchor. The collection suggested the same sense of ease evoked by the region, which shone through relaxed silhouettes, loose straps and drawstrings, pleats and side splits.
Elsewhere evening looks enjoyed the elevation of sequins and metallic thread-work. The chosen silhouette was a variation on the plunging low V-neck straight to the waist, in black, soft sky blue and white all with that signature thigh split. Take a closer look at the collection in full via our gallery below...