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New York Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2011: Joseph Altuzarra, the new cool kid in town

February 14, 2011 |  4:37 pm

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There's been a lot of buzz about designer Joseph Altuzarra, who burst onto the scene in 2008. His fall collection was '90s grunge-meets-boudoir. (Altuzarra worked previously for Marc Jacobs.)

And while a lot of it was retreading on old ground (an army green parka and a parka-poncho, fishermen sweaters and longer-length skirts with utility straps), other pieces were more inspired. The twisted, patchwork argyle sweaters, and patchwork argyle silk and silk chiffon blouse with raw edges, had an undeniable cool factor.

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The liquidy boudoir-meets-military dresses, too, were the rare combo of tough and romantic. Draped and fastened with D-rings, they hugged the curves in rich gold or rust silk.

And with Altuzarra being fashion's current "it" boy, you can bet the plaid and tweed screen-printed denim, done in collaboration with Current/Elliott, will sell like crazy.

-- Booth Moore in New York

Photos: Looks from the Altuzarra fall-winter 2011 runway collection shown during New York Fashion Week. Credit: Jonas Gustavsson and Peter Stigter / For The Times.

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