ALTUZARRA: Joseph Altuzarra was born and raised in Paris, and after graduating high school, attended Swarthmore College in Philadelphia, where he completed a B.A. in Art and Art History, with a focus on fashion and architecture. He honed his fashion skills working with some of the industry’s biggest names including Marc Jacobs, Givenchy and Proenza Schouler. Joseph launched his eponymous brand ALTUZARRA in 2008 with the desire to provide a contemporary and practical wardrobe for the modern professional woman. The ALTUZARRA identity lies somewhere between the legacy of French couture and New York’s pulsating energy.