My favorite week of the year is finally here! But this time, I get to experience it Milan-style. That’s right, Fashion Week. I figured with the wrapping up of New York Fashion Week and the kick-off of Milan Fashion Week, I should publish my first-ever STYLE GURU STYLE. There’s no better time or place to take looks from the runway than now, in the midst of Fashion Week, especially while in the fashion capitol of the world. The incredible street art in this city is just an added bonus to the street style photos!
Altuzarra’s fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection debuted in New York City on February 15, covering the catwalk with furs, turtlenecks, knee-high boots and everything wonderful associated with fall fashion. Joseph Altuzarra’s designs showed prints, layering and a mix of different textures to bring an inventive collection while taking inspiration from ’70s fashion. Plaid, fur, lace and sheer made appearances on the catwalk, most looks paired with over-the-knee lace-up boots and peeking out socks.
I adapted Altuzarra’s runway show to a more classic, street style look, more appropriate for the warming weather. While I’m still on a search for the perfect fur coat, I settled for a sweater from one of my favorite Milan-based stores, & Other Stories. Altuzarra incorporated a lot of sheer material into his designs for fall, which allowed for layering. I brought this concept into my look by putting a forest green bralette under my sheer wool sweater. I kept my bottoms simple with a pair of dark-wash jeans and booties. The details on the booties brought in a design similar to that of the over-the-knee boots in Altuzarra’s show. I finished off my look with circle-framed tortoise shell glasses. The print in the glasses brings in the hint of print seen in Altuzarra’s show. In the show, print acted more as a contrasting piece rather than the center of attention.
Finally, the color scheme of Altuzarra’s show was very simple, neutral and fall-inspired. There were hints of blues and light pinks, but the majority of the collection featured browns, blacks, grays and creams. I stayed with this color scheme in my look, allowing my green bralette to be the most drastic change in color.
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