about
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brand

Altuzarra is a luxury women’s ready-to-wear brand launched in New York by Joseph Altuzarra in 2008. Altuzarra was born out of the desire to make the sophisticated modern woman feel seductive, strong and confident.

Since its inception, Altuzarra has been consistent in establishing and refining its hallmark style – both subversive in nature and fiercely feminine, it merges authentic French sophistication with American pragmatism and ease.

Modern. Seductive. Sexy.

TIMELINE

1983
Born in Paris to a Chinese-American mother and French father. His multicultural upbringing and keen interest in French culture including art, ballet and film are key influences throughout his collections.
2004
Graduates from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Art and Art History. Moves to New York, interns at Marc Jacobs.
2005
Works as freelance designer at Proenza Schouler. Apprentices with patternmaker Nicolas Caïto, former head of Rochas atelier.
2006
Returns to Paris, as first assistant to Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci.
2008
Launches Altuzarra, with a debut collection of 15 pieces.
2009
Debuts first runway show for Spring 2010 RTW collection, lauded by Vogue as a “great, confident performance.”
2010
Wins both the Ecco Domani award and Fashion Group International’s Rising Star of the Year.
2011
Wins CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize.
2012
Wins Swarovski Award for Womenswear Design. Appears on Forbes’s 30 Under 30.
2013
Altuzarra wins the inaugural CFDA branding initiative. Appears on Crain's 40 Under 40. Appears on WWD’s Ten of Tomorrow. Designs costumes for New York City Ballet’s Pas de Deux A Place for Us. Wins 2013 USA Woolmark Prize.

The collection will easy translate into chic adult wardrobes...(and) demonstrated Altuzarra's confidence and knowledge of desire in fashion.

– WWD, September 2013