One of a number of hot young designers of the moment, Joseph Altuzarra took the oft-referenced safari as his inspiration for his 2013 resort collection, along with the designs of the tribes of Masai, presenting ikat patterns in bold colors, killer tailored coats and jackets cinched with belts in that oh-so-safari kind of way. Love the interesting construction on some of the skirts, with their folds and pleats. It’s interesting to see designers focusing on a much more contoured silhouette lately, letting the clothes be chic and sexy without resorting to a lot of skin. Granted, some of the looks and pieces come off just a bit too complicated for their own good, but overall, we really like this collection. At the very least, it’s not the same old, same old.
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