– EN Fashion – Joseph Altuzarra is adamant all women deserve to wear clothes that make them feel sexy.
The fashion designer launched his brand in 2008 and quickly became known for his luxury ready-to-wear line, which draws on his multicultural upbringing.
While many fashion houses tend to cater to a younger demographic, Altuzarra has now spoken about how he designs clothes to suit women of all ages.
“A lot of the women we want to talk to are not just 20, 30 or 40 but also 50, 60 and 70,” he said in an interview with U.K. newspaper The Telegraph. “The root of my idea for the brand was looking at women like my mum, who were in their sixties and who still wanted to be sexy, and who didn’t want to feel like society was relegating them to having to wear tweed suits.”
Altuzarra went on to explain that he always considers how a bra and perhaps underwear will work with a particular outfit.
But his main concern is how exactly the wearer will feel when they slip into one of his ensembles.
“I just really wanted to create happy clothes, that you would want to wear when it’s beautiful out, and which make you feel in love and happy,” the 36-year-old noted.
Since starting his brand, Altuzarra has outfitted a number of high-profile names, including Rihanna, Kate Bosworth, Nicole Kidman, Tessa Thompson, and Naomi Watts.
However, one of the designer’s most important relationships has been with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex – who made a splash when she stepped out in a black Altuzarra suit for an event in September (18).
“She came to the party for our Target collaboration five years ago and we’ve worked with her ever since. She represents such a modern idea of womanhood as well as a very new idea of royalty,” he smiled of the former actress.