No Joseph Altuzarra collection would be complete without a thigh-high split. The designer is one who knows his customer through and through and she was reimagined here through a succession of fur collars, knee high boots and Prince of Wales check. Altuzarra's big sell is outerwear; the most potent offering here was a pale blue tailor cut coat with a huge fur collar. Subtle, no, but perfect for the New York freeze.
The woman here was a refined, subversive kind of sexy. The menswear influences were clear but femininity shone through. Knee high boots, topped with lace, hid everything yet suggested much. A white lace dress demonstrated a bold expansion of underwear as outerwear. The three velvet dévoré dresses which closed the show were the most eye-catching we've seen from Altuzarra thus far. Spattered with gold, slit to the thigh and finished with lace, they floated with the feel of a woman breaking the rules.