New York-based designer Joseph Altuzarra’s designs are synonymous with ease. Since the line’s conception in 2008, Altuzarra has mastered the art of wearable clothing. His designs are sophisticated and strong without forgoing a nonchalant spirit. Ultimately, it’s the way in which he interprets utility that keeps us watching and wanting more. We caught up with the designer at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills where he spent the afternoon styling clients and presenting his Fall 2014 collection.

Altuzarra Presentation at NM Beverly Hills.

Altuzarra Presentation at NM Beverly Hills.

NM: My first fashion memory…
JA: Attending the ballet with my mother, growing up in Paris.

NM: I was inspired to start my own line…
JA: After thinking about a very specific woman that I wanted to dress. She is a woman, not a girl; she is confident with her body and someone who still wants to look and feel seductive and sexy.

NM: Most exciting part about owning your own business…
JA: Growing a team and working together on different projects and challenges.

NM: After winning CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund…
JA: I celebrated with my team, friends and family!

Sparkling refreshments at the Joseph Altuzarra presentation, NM Beverly Hills.

Sparkling refreshments at the Joseph Altuzarra presentation, NM Beverly Hills.

NM: Best business advice I’ve received…
JA: To have patience!

NM: Craftsmanship is…
JA: Having a considered approach and attention to details. This can apply to practices both traditional and very modern.

Altuzarra presenting his Fall 2014 collection at NM Beverly Hills.

Altuzarra presenting his Fall 2014 collection at NM Beverly Hills.

Altuzarra Fall 2014.

Altuzarra Fall 2014.

NM: Most exciting thing about fashion in 2014…
JA: In New York, it’s definitely the sense of energy, and the industry’s support for creativity!

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