After honing his craft while assisting revered designers in the likes of Riccardo Tisci and Marc Jacobs, Joseph Altuzarra founded his New York-based namesake label in 2008. With his Chinese and French heritage coalescing in a globe-spanning design ethic, Altuzarra’s crisply tailored, body-conscious silhouettes and unshrinking media presence echo the surname-derived fashion powerhouses of yesteryear. Securing a singular place in the realm of womenswear through the fearless use of pattern-clashing and a pervasive spirit of tasteful deconstruction, Altuzarra’s budding reputation was solidified upon receiving the coveted Vogue/CFDA Annual Fashion Fund in 2011. The label has since continued to expand on the appeal of their culturally fluent identity, resulting in collections that showcase a concurrent attempt to challenge and flesh out an idea of idealized femininity. Maximizing detail without sacrificing cohesion or wearability, Altuzarra’s boundless vision of womenswear is proudly steeped in the legacy that it is inevitably contributing to.