For the FW09 collection (below), Altuzarra experimented with a slightly looser fit, with well executed Grecian style draping, and with tight cuts complemented with looser sleeves, adding a pleasing sense of balance. His clothes are sexy and quite flashy (as much as we feel the spirit of Jil Sander and Helmut Lang, present day Versace in its slightly more minimal incarnation is also brought to mind), but he manages to keep it all looking sleek and generally sophisticated because of the minimalism and the great cut.
And if you needed any further proof that Altuzarra is hot property at the moment, don't forget that back in March at the fall/winter 09 shows, Carine Roitfeld dispensed with her customary Margiela, YSL, Balmain and Givenchy for one day to wear one of his coats from the collection to the shows... quite an endorsement, if ever there was one, for a designer just on his second collection.
We're sure we're going to be hearing a lot more about Joseph Altuzarra in the future.
See more on his website.