Joseph Altuzarra isn't the first designer to draw inspiration from the easygoing spirit and style of the '70s, but his Resort 2014 collection brings all that breezy sensibility to new heights.
There are, for example, no shortage of dresses that would float almost entirely away from the body if they weren't cinched in with broad braided belts — a white strapless version had bishop sleeves so voluminous they looked like they could take flight. And while many of the trousers followed a similarly outward-bound route, there were some spectacular tailored garments, too. The most interesting among them had skillfully crafted lace details. A black suit, for example, had insets that showed off the wearer's upper arm and strategic parts of the torso, and the lace on a pale rose sheath dress mimicked a thigh slit. Those details kept this collection sexy, but not overtly so.
Photo courtesy of Altuzarra